Microsoft is preparing to unveil its own Bing web app for Windows 8, WinRumors has learned.
The software giant is busy putting the final touches on the interface which is expected to be made available alongside developer previews of Windows 8 next week. The interface includes a tile based version of Bing that the company previously previewed on the Bing homepage. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Bing plans hinted to WinRumors that the Bing Windows 8 web app will be made available publicly for all users to access.
Microsoft has previously updated its online store look and feel to match the Metro look and feel and its download site and MSDN site. Microsoft’s Metro design language is an internal code name for a typography-based design languages created and used by the company. Microsoft originally started using Metro in Media Center and showcased a full version in the company’s Zune products. Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, also features the Metro look and feel throughout. Microsoft is planning Metro style user interfaces across Windows 8, Xbox 360 and Office 15. The software giant uses the tile and text user interface for its existing Windows Phone devices and will sync all of its user interfaces into one unified vision for its next range of products due in 2012.
Thanks to Leonardo for the news tip