1. aztec12's Avatar
    Why do we have IE and bing search when they both do the same thing? or I'm I missing something?
    01-10-2013 12:24 PM
  2. philpeeps's Avatar
    IE isn't JUST a search tool.
    01-10-2013 01:03 PM
  3. MojoHand69's Avatar
    @philpeeps, please elaborate.
    01-10-2013 01:28 PM
  4. thegooner's Avatar
    This may be operator independent, but I can configure IE to use the Google search engine. A further difference between the two search methods is that with Bing, one can scan QR codes, translate text or identify what music is playing...
    01-10-2013 01:50 PM
  5. Kinalyx's Avatar
    Im assuming you're asking why there is a search button(bottom right) on the phone, as well as the IE shortcut to go to the internet if they both go directly to Bing. If this is what you're asking, the search button will ONLY take you to Bing. The IE shortcut will take u to your homepage, default just happens to be Bing.com

    Hope this helps

    01-10-2013 01:51 PM
  6. philpeeps's Avatar
    @philpeeps, please elaborate.
    If you search to get to every link you get to when browsing the web, then sure, they are the same thing. Bing (the search button) is JUST a search tool. No bookmarks, no tabs, ny directly typing into a URL to go directly to a site, etc...
    01-10-2013 02:02 PM
  7. eric12341's Avatar
    I guess it's for that if you just want to search and are already in IE browsing the web you can enter a search term in the search bar. If you're in another app and want to do something else besides search then there's the search button as well.
    01-10-2013 02:40 PM
  8. Flagz's Avatar
    I think maybe its phone dependent. My HTC HD7 on Tmobile uses google as default IE search. My HTC 8X on Tmobile directs me to bing.
    01-10-2013 03:06 PM
  9. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Well the search button isn't just a bing button. As mentioned earlier you can scan QR codes. But hey! What if you swipe the screen to the right. :o

    Swipe it again!

    Annndd again...

    You're welcome ;)
    01-10-2013 03:16 PM
  10. ninjaap's Avatar
    Is this a trick question?
    01-10-2013 03:23 PM
  11. aztec12's Avatar
    Anyone else? If all you need is to search something ,they (IE and Bing) will both come up with the same exact results right?
    01-10-2013 06:24 PM
  12. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Anyone else? If all you need is to search something ,they (IE and Bing) will both come up with the same exact results right?
    Assuming you have IE set up to use Bing as its search engine, then I'll tentatively say 'yes' you would see the same results.
    01-10-2013 06:45 PM

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