Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Bing homepage begins testing of Windows Phone-like tiles

updated 11:05 am EDT, Thu July 21, 2011

Live tiles being tested for Bing search engine

Microsoft is currently internally testing live tiles, or small windows, that remain fixed while users scroll down the screen to keep navigation tabs in view for the HTML5 version of Bing, WinRumors reports. The tiles will enable animated pictures and automatically-generated slideshows so users can visually explore a search query. They depend on a user's location and provide weather information, local news, mapping, targeted advertising and trends.

The company will otherwise bring its Metro design language to Bing to better match its other sites. Metro is the company's code name for a typography-based design language. It was originally applied to Media Center and Zune products. Windows Phone 7 is its current home and will influence the direction of Windows 8.

An instant search feature will also be part of the updated Bing engine, which is similar to what Google already offers.






By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S 5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the phone that Android users have been craving for some time. Information coming out of Mobile World Co ...

STM Trust technology bag

The search for a good messenger bag that doubles as a laptop bag is something many travelers find themselves facing at least once. Bet ...

PenClic Bluetooth mouse

Windows 8 aside, computer users have been trained that a mouse is the proper way to navigate through the desktop for many years now. T ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News