Motorola, Google align for mobile search

MUMBAI: Wireless communications firm Motorola and Google have announced a global alliance to enable users easy access to Google on Motorola handsets.

Motorola will integrate a Google icon onto select devices so that users can connect directly to Google anytime, anywhere at the click of a button. These mass-market, Internet-optimized handsets will be distributed from early 2006 to select Motorola customers worldwide.

Motorola's Mobile Device business corporate VP and GM global xProducts Scott Durchslag says, "Many of our customers have been asking for mobile devices integrated with their consumers' favourite online search services. By featuring Google on Motorola handsets for those customers, we are making it easier for consumers to connect to the information they need when they need it. Our relationship with Google provides an opportunity for us to offer a high quality mobile search experience – one familiar to and loved by millions of users across the globe."

Google VP Europe Nikesh Arora says, "Access to information is imperative for people on-the-go. Whether checking the local weather or locating the restaurant of their choice, consumers today require personalised search services that are tailored to their needs. With immediate access to Google, millions of Motorola users worldwide will be able to quickly and easily find information that's important to them."

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