Motorola Replacing Google With Bing On Chinese Android Phones

Cynics will likely say China's forcing Motorola to include Bing search instead of Google in Chinese Android phones, due to the ongoing war o' censorship with Google. Me? Well, Bing is the better search engine. Kidding!

All Motorola phones in China, starting this month, will be pre-loaded with a Bing bookmark and search widget. This comes a week after AT&T ditched Google for Yahoo Search on the Motorola Backflip - an Android phone. It's just in China for now, but Reuters is reporting - rather ominously - that the deal is "starting in the coming weeks with phones in China".

Due to the open-source nature of Android and the flurry of Google-supporting apps, if Motorola were to roll out Bing search to all Android phones in every market, it wouldn't be the end of the world. But if this expands to all their phones, that could be troubling. Not that I'd suggest buying a non-Android Motorola Phone, obviously. [Reuters]

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