Amazon's Fire HD Dumps Google For Fling With Bing

By Gary Cutlack on at

As well as skinning Android 4.0 with its own custom interface so it's completely unrecognisable, Amazon's also tweaking the way its new tablets access search by dumping Google for... Bing.

The new Kindle Fire HD's search box, which is always a key part of anything built around Android, redirects users to Microsoft's search portal rather than Google's, in what's a rather huge win for MS and its ambitions in the people-looking-for-stuff area.

It does seems rather rude of Amazon to take Google's hard work and first cover it in its own adverts then dump Google's own money-making part of the OS, though. It's a thankless task developing open-source software. [Business Insider]