LG, an electronics giant announced yesterday that they have teamed up their mobile phone services with Google to launch mobile phones with pre-installed Google services. This is another step towards revolutionizing the mobile search market. Now mobile users around the globe would be easily able to search for information, locations, send and receive emails and update blogs while on the move.
Mr. Paul Bae, Vice President of the Product Planning Team at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, “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. LG’s mobile devices, combined with Google, will provide consumers with easy access to their favorite Internet services even without a PC and make it easy for them to stay connected while in motion.”
The press release states:
Select LG handsets, pre-installed with Google™ products and services will be shipped globally including North America, Europe and Asia starting in the second quarter of 2007. These handsets will create a more dynamic user experience, including one click access to Google search through an icon in the application menu. More features of LG-Google handsets include:
- Google Maps™ for mobile, an application that enables users to view maps and satellite imagery, find local businesses, and get driving directions
- Gmail™ for mobile, a Java-based application that brings more speed, convenience and functionality to the mobile Gmail experience
- Blogger™ Mobile, an application to upload/download images and text to blog from mobile devices (www.blogger.com), keeps avid bloggers upwardly mobile.