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Google hits the brakes on multi-lingual support for Google Now

Just when we thought we could finally ask Google Now to find the nearest pizza place in Spanish, Google is apparently delaying the roll-out of the on-the-fly multiple language support on the ubiquitous voice search tool. Four days ago, the same time as Google I/O but not really part of the major reveals there, an announcement was made that multi-lingual support would soon be rolling out for Google Now, but has today been re-scheduled.

Bing Rewards arrive for Android users

Bing Rewards has gone mobile. The search-based reward program has come available for Android users, as well as for iOS users. We tend to focus on the Android side here, but in this case it was hard to notice the Windows Phone support is still listed as "coming soon." Putting the platform availability to the side, Bing Rewards will let Android users search and earn, and also take advantage of offers from their smartphone or tablet.

Yahoo responds to AT&T’s Backflip search option

Yahoo has made an official statement regarding AT&T's choice of  their search engine as the default in the upcoming Motorola Backflip. As we all know the Backflip is an Android device, yet Google Search will not be including in AT&T’s version of MotoBlur.

AT&T Has Removed Google Search In Favor Of Yahoo

Things like this can be viewed as the bad side of having an open source platform. We all know Google's main source of income and the reason they make any product is focused on their ad revenues. Google Search is their main source of this income and it will be replaced on Google's own OS by one of its main competitors, Yahoo Search on the Motorola Backflip. Some speculate they their may be some disagreement between Google and Motorola but this is purely AT&T trying to keep Apple happy.