According to Business Insider Microsoft’s Bing just scored a big win, with Eliane Fiolet at UberGizmo, after some hands on time with the Fire HD, mentioning that "The search box is powered by Bing."
The last Kindle Fire’s search box was powered by Google, suggesting Microsoft has stolen the business from the search giant. Bing has been slowly gaining market share on Google in US, with Bing holding 15.7% share in July, according to Comscore, compared to 66.8% for Google.
The Kindle Fire HD also uses Nokia Maps instead of Google Maps for location services.
With Google providing Android as a free, open source operating system in return for revenue via search, every Android tablet sold by Amazon is increasingly a loss for Google.