The Bing app for Android is receiving an update this week, bringing with it a few familiar features you may already be using through Google Search and Google Maps. However, if you do use Bing, you can now benefit from price comparisons on products from Amazon, Target, and other online retailers, as well as gas prices powered by GasBuddy.
When searching for products to do a price comparison, Bing will pull info from sources such as Amazon, Target, and Walmart to make sure you are getting the best deal. To start a comparison, the Bing app’s search menu will show a barcode scanner with a camera icon. Select that, snap a shot of the product’s barcode, then get to comparing. As long as those products are sold through those retailers, they will be there. As you should already know, a feature similar to this has long been available through Google Search, with Google pulling information from eBay, too.
The second part of the update, which may be rather useful if downloading a dedicated app or using Google Maps or Google Search takes too long, is the ability to search local gasoline prices. Powered by GasBuddy, when you want to find the cheapest gas around you, simply search for gas. Results will appears for stations, and when one is selected, you can choose to navigate to it.
This update is available now on Google Play.