Google gets into a partnership with Sprint, thanks to which it will be integrating its applications like Google Search, Google MapsYou Tube etc. into Sprint mobile phones, thus enhancing the mobile experience of Sprint users.
Together Sprint and Google will provide users with the most dynamic mobile experience. These two companies truly understand that the users need more while accessing and selecting content from the mobile phone.
“Our partnership with Google is a great example of how Sprint is making the mobile Internet experience even more customer-friendly and useful to our customers,” said Kevin Packingham, vice president of product management at Sprint. “Sprint looks forward to extending its partnership with Google, and to bringing customers a mobile experience enhanced by the speed of the Now Network, complimented by the services of Google.”
This partnership has various features to offer, like Google Mobile Search with which Google will become the default search provider for internet search and also for local search which is GPS-enabled. Later this year, a few Sprint phones will have the Google search box. Google Maps for mobile, an application which helps users view real time traffic information will be available on new Sprint headsets and also some smartphones.
“Google and Sprint have a lot in common when it comes to our vision for the mobile web,” said Doug Garland, vice president of product management at Google. “We both believe in openness and providing compelling, easy-to-use mobile services that consumers can use every day. We look forward to working together to deliver a great experience.”
This partnership will enable users to view all the favorite videos and channels and also add to the fun by the YouTube videos. Location-enabled search maps will be made available to the users.
As we know this isn’t the first time that Sprint and Google have collaborated. Gmail was made available from the Sprint portal in November 2006. Last year the two companies were the founding members of the Open Headset Alliance. They have also announced that they would be building the first mobile WiMax network.