LG phones to get Google services

MUMBAI: LG Electronics and Google have announced a global collaboration to pre-install Google’s services on LG mobile phones.

The tie up will allow LG’s mobile phone users to search for information, find locations, update blogs and manage email while on the move.

Select LG handsets, pre-installed with Google products and services will be shipped globally including North America, Europe and Asia from the second quarter of 2007. These handsets will include one click access to Google search through an icon in the application menu. Other features include Google Mapsâ„¢ 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 and Blogger Mobile, an application to upload/download images and text to blog from mobile devices.
LG and Google will jointly market LG-Google handsets, says a release. LG plans to launch mobile handsets pre-installed with Google’s products and services for the next few years with at least ten new handsets in 2007, the release adds.