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  1. aliensa's Avatar
    Is there any way to change default search engine from Bing to Google?

    I do not have any problem with Bing in general, but the search results for Bing are not localised for our country.
    Google does have localised search results.
    Last edited by aliensa; 04-12-2012 at 02:17 PM.
    04-12-2012 07:57 AM
  2. inteller's Avatar

    you can download the google search app though and pin it to your start screen.
    04-12-2012 07:59 AM
  3. XBWillem's Avatar
    As inteller said, it's not possible.

    The idea behind this is that Microsoft owns Bing. They want to make Bing a part of their complete Microsoft experience, so they include it in Windows Phone 7, XBox Live and Messenger.
    04-12-2012 08:06 AM
  4. eric12341's Avatar
    My TMOUS HD7 has an option to switch between Bing and google in internet explorer settings. Don't know why anyone would want to do that tho.
    04-12-2012 09:09 AM
  5. inteller's Avatar
    in Russia Bing has been swapped out for Yandex and in China it is swapped out for Baidu I think.

    If it hasn't been swapped out in your country it means Microsoft intends to address your market....sorry they havent yet.
    04-12-2012 09:34 AM
  6. holzlondon's Avatar
    My wife's just pinned Google to the start screen as a link tile, and removed the internet explorer tile.
    04-12-2012 10:17 AM
  7. aliensa's Avatar
    Did the Google page pin thing long ago ( looks crap).
    Was hoping it could be done for the search button....
    04-12-2012 02:10 PM
  8. DanielCeleste's Avatar
    If you go to (and actually make sure you are on the American Google) there on should be a link on the page to pin it to your Start menu. It actually looks good. There's also the Google Search app in Marketplace. As far as changing the default, you change the default search engine in Internet Explorer by going to Settings, but the only other option is Yahoo!
    04-15-2012 05:06 PM
  9. inteller's Avatar
    not sure what country you are in but that's not available on my Titan
    04-15-2012 06:37 PM
  10. gatekeep707's Avatar
    ...If you unlocked your phone.... Heres the details

    Change the Default Search Engine In Windows Phone 7 [How To]
    04-22-2012 06:21 PM