1. incognitox's Avatar
    Hi there, I have updated my Lumia to Win 7.8 and I have all new features but one is missing; option to set google as search provider in Internet explorer. I can't restore my phone to try install update once again due to an error 801812E0. Any idea how to get Internet Explorer search provider sorted?
    02-01-2013 09:04 AM
  2. pipe7's Avatar
    There is no such feature to change the search provider. Create a shortcut to Google.com on your start screen or install the Google search app.
    02-01-2013 09:18 AM
  3. incognitox's Avatar
    I did little research and it is confirmed that update 7.8 brings the following to Lumia 800;

    The changes in WP7.8 are:

    1) The New Start Screen
    2) More Accent theme colors to choose from
    3) You can now change the default search provider in Internet Explorer from Bing, to Google.
    4) For the lockscreen you can choose to have Bing’s Daily image as your phone’s lockscreen wallpaper.
    02-01-2013 09:22 AM
  4. incognitox's Avatar
    Just checked my friends Lumia 800 and in IE settings he can change Bing to Google.
    02-01-2013 09:26 AM
  5. pipe7's Avatar
    Not in the official change log: Windows Phone 7 update history | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

    Perhaps this is regional, or only on dev unlocked/hacked phones. Doesn't seem available in North America at least.
    02-01-2013 10:01 AM
  6. incognitox's Avatar
    Could be available for UK and I forced the update via Zune (US one perhaps?)
    02-01-2013 10:27 AM
  7. inteller's Avatar
    most likely thats what happened.
    02-01-2013 10:39 AM
  8. Apoc's Avatar
    It was taken out on the official update. Probably will be released later on, in a different update.
    02-01-2013 10:59 AM
  9. ZeroGravity003's Avatar
    ive had this feature since mango on my HTC HD7 and i still have it on my 7.8 update from SevenEighter
    02-01-2013 11:09 AM
  10. inteller's Avatar
    Bing results are more relavent so no loss here. I completely de-Googled myself after the EAS debacle and life has been much easier ever since
    02-01-2013 11:15 AM

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