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webOS 1.4 Brings Bing to Verizon Pre and Pixi Phones

by Robert Werlinger Thu, 04 Mar 2010 12:23 pm EST

Verizon Pre Plus and Pixi Plus owners are reporting that 1.4 brought with it (along with the already documented additions and enhancements) the ability to change the default Web search engine for the browser and for Universal Search. Once this option is changed in the Browser preferences menu, Google is replaced with the proper Bing logo in Universal Search. We've only been hearing these reports from Verizon users so far - inexplicitly, everyone else  has Google as the only option in the default search engine field.

While the rest of us non-Verizon customers wait for the official ability to switch our default search providers, do keep in mind that there are a number of patches and tweaks available through Preware and webOS Quick Install that will allow you to modify what search providers are available through Universal Search.

Thanks to Alex for the tip!