- 08-05-2013, 08:42 PM #2
Not an issue, its the new mobile Bing. If it finds a place nearby it will show up in your "web results" pagePhones: Nokia Lumia Icon, Nokia Lumia 928, HTC Windows Phone 8x, HTC Trophy
PMP: Zune HD 32, Zune 80, Zune 4, Zune 30
Tablet: Surface 2, Surface for Windows RT
- 08-14-2013, 10:17 AM #6
I'm looking at two Verizon HTC 8X phones with OS version 8.0.10211.204, Settings - Location turned on, and Settings - Search - Use my location turned on. One provides local results on a separate pivot page and the other provides no local results. Until a couple weeks ago, both of them provided local results.
- 08-27-2013, 08:51 AM #7
Bing search on Windows Phone 8 gets new look, features
I didn't realize I used this as often until I noticed yesterday that it was gone. Now I reaaallly miss it.
The local parts of results that show up in the search under the link (try searching for movie times in your area), are sometimes there, sometimes not.
I hope they can add it back somehow, maybe just a link at the top of the search results or something. I suspect one of the design issues they had is that depending what you searched for, or where you are (ie: small town vs. city) nothing would show up. I can see how that looks bad, but really I got used to it being empty if irrelevant and just swiped past it. The time spent swiping past it was worth the amount of time I saved when it worked, because it was sooo efficient - it took the place of two major apps - finding restaurants, parks, attractions, movie times, even just learning about the local character of a place.
- 08-27-2013, 05:14 PM #8
So mine changed over in the last day or so. I get zero local results. I know some people are getting the correct results, but it is pretty darn frustrating not having access to something I have used since day one....
08-28-2013, 12:43 PM #13
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this just started happening to me today. it provides local information for "starbucks" but not for "burger" or "burger king" and definitely not for "computer" which is where I was going at lunchtime to a PLACE I FOUND VIA BING ON THE WEB.
okokok, after reading the blog post I see them now under Web. Sometimes they show up on top, sometimes you have to scroll down. WHEW.
The remark in the blog about people not using this feature/not knowing about it shocks me. This is 60% of what I use Bing for on my phone.
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