Bing Local search now available in Windows Phone 7 for French users

Microsoft has just announced that Bing is now finally out of beta in France so the first thing I did was to try it out on Windows Phone 7 to see if anything has changed, especially Local Search. Like I said in yesterday’s news about the rumored April 11th update; I was told that this feature will be enabled in H1 2011 and that it wouldn’t necessarily require an OS update on the WP7 handsets being used in France (or another country outside of the US which already has all these features enabled). Turns out that this may have been wrong (no surprise here…never fully trust what a company spokesperson tells you..) because as off right now the only way to get local search in Bing (in UK and now in France) on WP7 is to set your the Browser & Search region to US. This leads me to believe that their may be some truth to the April 11th update that Orange France is talking about.

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Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread XWJV1 rom for Samsung Galaxy S leaked

If you are a Samsung Galaxy S owner and been closely following news related to the handset you have probably noticed that Samsung has been pumping out (un-official) tons of new ROMs for this particular model. None have been officially released yet (and probably won’t) but most of them usually come with some new improvements (like hardware accelerates browser in some cases). Yesterday was Gingerbread‘s turn to leak in Beta form. The XWJV1 Android 2.3.2 beta rom for the Galaxy S can now be grabbed and installed (at your own risk) on your Galaxy S if you are brave enough.

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