LG, Google put Web on phone


SEOUL -- LG Electronics' mobile phones will come with Google services preinstalled beginning in April, LG has announced.

The deal will see such applications as Google Maps, Gmail and Blogger Mobile installed on select phones in Asia, Europe and North America.

"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," said Paul Bae, vp of product planning at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Co.

LG, the world's fifth-largest mobile phone manufacturer, and Google will jointly market the LG-Google handsets, with plans to extend their collaboration "to develop the digitalized home."