Here's What The Google Windows 8 App Looks Like

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Microsoft will launch Windows 8 on Friday, and Google has not wasted any time in making sure it has a presence on the operating system. The company has already released its Windows 8 App.

It's wise of Google not to let Microsoft gain any more of an advantage for rival Bing with its new OS, especially considering other moves Microsoft has made which could have a significant impact on Bing usage.

The Google App is now available in the Windows Store (h/t: PCWorld).

Here's what the app looks like:

Google Windows 8 App

Google Windows App

Google on Windows 8

Google on Windows 8

Google on Windows 8

Google Windows 8 App

Here's the features list:

  • Google Searchbox - Type your search right from the app home screen, so you can find the answers you need more quickly.
  • Voice Search - Use your microphone to ask Google anything and see the answer instantly.
  • Image Search - Watch images load into a beautiful full-screen grid. Select images you like or swipe through to see more results.
  • Search Charm - By installing the Google Search app, you can easily access Google from the Search Charm.
  • Instant Previews mode - Browse search results without having to visit each page.
  • View Your Searches - Swipe from the top to see the sites you visited most recently, categorized by keyword.
  • Google Apps page - Access all your favorite Google products from within the app with just the tap of an icon.
  • Google Instant - No need to press Enter - see results instantly as you type.

For more on Windows 8, view our coverage here.

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