Bing Launches 'snapshots On Tap' Before Google Now On Tap Can Launch
Microsoft isn't being subtle about where inspiration for Bing's newest feature came from. In an update to Bing's Android app today, Microsoft has launched a feature that it describes as "snapshots on tap," which functions pretty much exactly like Google Now on Tap will work when it launches with Android Marshmallow this fall. Bing's snapshots can be set up to replace Android's Google Now shortcut, so that swiping up on the home button will immediately activate it. Once active, Bing will scan whatever is currently on your screen for information and then display snippets of relevant results. If you pull up an article on Ashley Madison, for instance, Bing will return a snippet from the site's Wikipedia page.