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Google search coming to a Windows Phone 7 tile near you

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:53PM EST

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Come on, you didn’t think Google was going to just sit on the sidelines and allow Microsoft to Bing-out its Windows Phone 7 platform did you? Today, the Mountain View search giant announced its native WP7 search application for the freshly launched mobile operating system. As Google explains, “The Google Search app is a free download for all Windows Phone 7 devices and languages […] download, pin to Start, and the power of Google Search is only a click away.” It does not look like, for the time being anyway, you can make the dedicated “search” button on Windows Phone 7 sets default to Google; which may or may not bother you. The app can utilize the device’s GPS position to help localize results across web, image, and news queries. If you’re interested, hit the Marketplace to download the new bits.