3 Reasons Why Google Windows 8 Modern App is Better Than Bing

To ease the searching needs of Windows 8 RT tablet users, Microsoft provides an in-house Bing Search Modern UI app. As expected, to make the search experience even better Google recently launched their own Modern UI search app for Windows 8. And it trumps the Bing app in certain areas.

Bing Vs Google

After working on both these apps for quite some time, I found that the latter was like three times better than the current version of the former app. And to support my finding, here are three amazing features of the Google app that outsmart the Bing one.

1. Voice Recognition

While doing a web search what would you love more – typing down the search query or speaking it out to your computer? I guess most of you would like the second option and that’s the first reason to love the Google Search App. While in Bing App you can only type in the query, you can speak it out to Google Search.

Voide Search

When you speak out the query, the app will dig in and show all the words it recognizes and when you make a brief pause, it does a web search in no time.

2. Page Preview

The Google Search app provides preview of all the web pages right in the app itself to help you decide which page you will find interesting. After you do a search, simply click on the preview mode to see all the results in web page preview mode that shows the results one after another with the link and descriptions right below them.

Instant Preview

Bing search on the other hand only shows plain, monotonous text based search results arranged in Windows 8 tile format.

3. In App Result Display

When you click on a search result to open it, Bing opens the result in your default browser while Google opens it up in the app itself. So if you open a result in Bing which does not answer your query and you want to search the web again, you would have to open the Bing app again and again which is a serious time waster!

In App Result Open In Browser

However, in the Google search app, the results open up in the app itself with the search bar always at the top so that you can always do a new search if are not satisfied. Later, if you would like, you can right-click on the app and select the option Open in browser. So more choices here.


So these were three good reasons to download and use the Google Modern UI Search App on Windows 8 rather than default Bing Search. The only thing I liked about Bing search is the beautiful backgrounds it displays while doing a search.

Last updated on 03 February, 2022

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