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Waze update taps Google as default search provider, tips hat to new owners


The folks in Mountain View told us it was on the way, but now it's official: Waze has updated its app to use Google as its default search provider. It's a subtle change, mentioned only on the company's blog, but it's a strong show of good faith between the recently acquired traffic app and its new owner. The application's Google Play page outlines the rest of its updates, noting that the search bar is now visible on the map screen, which itself has been updated with a smoother user interface. Waze has also been updated with full support for 1080p, and has laid the groundwork for auto-complete, which should roll out to users over the next few weeks. Users with a special love of Bing, Yelp or Foursquare can still search with those providers, of course, but we can't fault Waze for giving its parent company a little love.

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