Google announced a deal with Samsung that will bring Google's services to many mobile phones. Staring this year, a number of Samsung phones will include: easy access to Google Search, and two Java applications: Google Maps, Gmail.
"Samsung has already launched, the Ultra Edition 13.8 (SGH-Z720), its first mobile handset installed with GoogleTM mobile search and GmailTM services. The slim 3G Z720 is only 13.8mm in thinness, is HSDPA ready, and comes with a 3-megapixel camera, MP3 Player, and Bluetooth connectivity. The HSDPA connectivity combined with embedded an Internet browser and GoogleTM mobile services will provide users with a rich mobile Internet experience."
This isn't quite the Google Phone, but Google gains a lot of mobile users, if you take into account that Samsung is the number three mobile phone maker.
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