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This article was published on May 9, 2014

Microsoft beats Google by launching Bing Search for Firefox OS

Microsoft beats Google by launching Bing Search for Firefox OS Image by: AFP/Getty Images
Emil Protalinski
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Emil Protalinski

Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Microsoft this week quietly launched Bing Search for Firefox OS, which joins the roster of competing platforms that have an app for the search engine (including Android, iOS, and Kindle). “At Bing, we are committed to helping you spend less time searching and more time getting things done regardless of which platform you use,” Microsoft promised. You can download it now directly from the Firefox Marketplace.

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While there is a “Google Search” app on the Firefox Marketplace, it’s not made by Google (which only reminds us that every platform has a problem with unofficial and fake apps). Firefox OS is naturally way too small to help Bing overtake Google, but as long as Microsoft continues to push forward (like with Bitcoin currency conversion), its search engine will remain a viable alternative.

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