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  1. hanano17's Avatar
    ...you don't need Vlingo. I downloaded Google Maps, and a Voice Search app popped up. It's Google's voice search. I put it on my home screen, and just use that to search or use the navigation, as they both just go through Google search and/or maps. If it doesn't appear in your app list, try changing the view to list view and back (or rebooting). If you don't want to root, just delete the Bing widget, toss the Voice Search app on one of the screens and move on (the only thing affected at that point that you would notice is the search soft key, which I never use).

    It is talked about a bit here:
    My first impressions of the phone - Android Forums

    Not sure if any of this was mentioned already, but I didn't see it...
    09-10-2010 12:13 PM
  2. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    Yep, I've noticed this as well. Still wish the hard search button could be remapped to Google Voice search instead of bing though, but oh well.
    09-10-2010 12:19 PM
  3. ange's Avatar
    oh, but it can!

    Mine switched over. you need the enhanced google search provider found in another galaxy s's dump. I got mine from the vibrant's.

    install it and it switched over, otherwise, you can configure defaults.

    i uploaded it here.

    now...my complaint is the google widget. I can't get that up.
    09-10-2010 07:40 PM
  4. oldAGE's Avatar
    I loaded the .apk and can find it in App Manager, shows installed but it does not show up in my Applications nor does it magically default for the search function.

    What am I missing? I know it can't be that easy but....

    AGE
    09-11-2010 11:36 AM
  5. ryan301.storm's Avatar
    where do i put the EnhancedGoogleSearchProvider.apk file?
    09-16-2010 10:11 AM
  6. blackbmw84's Avatar
    I deleted my Bing.apk file but need it now to get google search. Does anyone have a link to download the file??
    09-17-2010 11:46 PM
  7. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I deleted my Bing.apk file but need it now to get google search. Does anyone have a link to download the file??
    Here you go.
    Bhilly82 and lueth0014 like this.
    09-18-2010 12:21 AM
  8. M109MIKE's Avatar
    Will random launcher work for new apk file.
    09-19-2010 07:50 PM
  9. AchelRay09's Avatar
    Just wanted to say that this is the only answer I've found to getting Google to work as default without using voice. Downloaded and installed the .apk file and now Google search is default for the widget on my Galaxy S. Thank you so much for your help, hopefully more people can find this information and end their frustration!
    10-27-2010 04:30 PM
  10. emptycube's Avatar
    My non-rooted phone has the Google widget and uses google search when using the Search button.

    But there are caveats. Using either method for an initial search uses google but if I do any navigating in the browser it reverts to bing. Also, when I use the Google widget, it will appear to 'attach' itself to the top of the screen even though the touchscreen doesn't register it there (i.e. it no worky anymore) but pressing the HOME key almost always fixes that.
    10-28-2010 09:28 AM
  11. chowdrya's Avatar
    oh, but it can!

    Mine switched over. you need the enhanced google search provider found in another galaxy s's dump. I got mine from the vibrant's.

    install it and it switched over, otherwise, you can configure defaults.

    i uploaded it here.

    now...my complaint is the google widget. I can't get that up.
    How does one change the defaults on a rooted fascinate so that the search button defaults to Google and not Bing. I do not want to move away from Samsung stock browser.
    12-30-2010 10:10 PM
  12. bmidd's Avatar
    Good question, I just rooted after the update and when I hit the little search button on the bottom right it brings up Bing still!
    01-13-2011 03:43 PM
  13. Dan2's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem as oldAGE. It shows it is installed but is not listed in applications and Bing is still the default search. I deinstalled and reinstalled and nothing changed. Any ideas?
    02-06-2011 10:50 AM
  14. ilander4200's Avatar
    I'm having a little trouble successfully having the Google search icon appear in either my application list or able to create a shortcut. I have sucessfully downloaded the .apk file, copied it to my sd card and installed it using launcherpro. Please help me find it in the phone so I can put a shortcut to it in the application list and on my home screen. Thanks
    02-07-2011 12:05 PM
  15. achirico's Avatar
    Thanks
    05-10-2011 10:57 PM
  16. mukarana's Avatar
    thank you!
    05-17-2011 11:48 PM
  17. twistmac's Avatar
    sweet
    05-18-2011 08:32 PM
  18. tmdndn's Avatar
    This helped alot
    05-20-2011 01:19 AM
  19. Android_IPA's Avatar
    You can run launcher Pro and install the Google search widget....works great.
    05-21-2011 08:45 PM
  20. helios26's Avatar
    post
    05-22-2011 11:00 PM
  21. Tjdaboss404's Avatar
    Here you go.
    Cool
    05-29-2011 06:23 PM
  22. handymanjake's Avatar
    first post
    06-01-2011 04:31 PM
  23. handymanjake's Avatar
    one post
    06-01-2011 04:31 PM
  24. soondolee's Avatar
    thnx for the great information
    06-01-2011 10:10 PM
  25. Timhsanchez's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but I just really want to download that enhanced google attachment and it says I can't until I post 1 thing, so here's my one post.
    Best,
    Tim
    06-02-2011 07:56 PM
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