Friday, March 30, 2007

Google Gear On LG

New mobile phones from LG will have Google software including Google Maps, Gmail and Blogger, all pre-installed when shipped to Europe, the US and Asia from later this year. The deal is the latest volley in a race to get control of the mobile eyeballs as major portals move to make the most of the impending wireless broadband boom.

Google has a similar deal in place with Samsung and has some software on the BlackBerry. No doubt more agreements are in the works. Apart from offering a seamless transition from the desktop, the mobile device market is seen as a fertile advertising and major players, such as Yahoo are moving quickly to try to grab mobile real estate."Building on our efforts to set new standards for wireless handsets, we are excited to partner with Google to offer extra value to consumers with enhanced mobile Internet experiences," said Paul Bae, Vice President of the Product Planning Team at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.


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