1. kevinn206's Avatar
    My Lumia 920 had recently (well, for some time) changed to the new Bing Search where MS had combined local and web searches into just a web pivot. I think this is the most useless and stupid things that MS had done so far with WP8. It started out when I was frustrated last night trying to find the address of "oasis" bubble tea place. The complete name is "oasis tea zone", but I didn't remember the "tea zone". It gave me useless results with most of that ads. I made a comparison with my Lumia 710 and 920 on the new humorous and less useful results with local + web combined to web. I thought "local" was very innovative feature, but sadly MS started to cater to ads and the current algorithm fails very frequently.

    Does anyone have similar experience with the new Bing Search? Are you satisfied with combining local + web?

    Comparisons:

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    Reflexx and a5cent like this.
    09-22-2013 05:26 PM
  2. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Yes, I am. I never used local on 7.x anyway. I would either type " restaurant " in manually or say it. To have it in your face in search is very convenient. They could have given the ability to pin it to start for people who aren't familiar with the OS.
    09-22-2013 05:59 PM
  3. Reflexx's Avatar
    I liked it much better the old way. Much much better.
    09-22-2013 06:39 PM
  4. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Maybe they will bring it back in 8.1, who knows.
    09-22-2013 06:42 PM
  5. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I liked it much better the old way. Much much better.
    Same here. Perhaps they should give the choice for both.
    09-22-2013 07:02 PM
  6. eric12341's Avatar
    I don't know, maybe it works better in some metro areas than others and is still being rolled out. That being said it works flawlessly for me here in Chicagoland.
    09-23-2013 08:25 AM
  7. gsquared's Avatar
    Those nagging "First-world" problems we have to deal with.
    09-23-2013 08:30 AM

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