This is another one of those deals that's likely to raise a few eyebrows, or at least produce some unwarranted exclamation points. The long and short of it is that Microsoft and Motorola have come to a deal that will make Bing the default search engine on Android devices released in China in the first quarter.

Here's another way to write that headline: "Manufacturer does what it wants with its own phones."

While it's the first time we can think of Bing being put onto an Android device by default, it's still in the same ballpark as AT&T going with Yahoo on the Backflip. And far be it from Microsoft to put its product on every platform imaginable, right? Besides, this may just be payback for all those Windows Phones that are seeing Android ported onto them. [PR Newswire]


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Motorola putting Bing on some Chinese Android phones in lieu of Google


Hahaha. for a change? I am not really a great user of Bing so I really don't know if I would like this phone. I am a big Google fun and user to be honest. ;)

read the whole press release. Motorola mentions a "Global Alliance" with MS to secure Bing as the default search provider on ALL their upcoming smartphones.

Moto still = fail and always will.

Motorola Execs - You're so close to turning the ship around! So WTF are you doing here??? You've just alienated all the people that bought Droids and Eris's. Stupid move.