After a long wait, Mozilla, the developer of Firefox, has announced the launch of Mozilla Firefox powered by Bing Search, the brand owned by Microsoft Corporation. Now Bing will come as the preset search provider in Firefox for those who like Bing search in place of the original default Google.
But this does not mean Google and Firefox’s partnership is now over. Bing powered Firefox is available separately while the regular Google powered Firefox is still available.
The inclusion of Bing is not just for the PC version of the browser but will be replicated across all variants of the browser. Taking into special consideration the launch of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update, Microsoft wants to do something bigger with Firefox and this launch hints at the possibility of an imminent launch of Firefox for Windows Phone.
Though users have both options to choose from, Microsoft and Mozilla have chosen to keep things separate and have made a special web address available for Mozilla Firefox with Bing search. Users who want to give it a try can log onto firefoxwithbing.com and download the browser.