Move over, Google. Yahoo might have been experiencing problems, but that didn’t stop them from dealing with T-Mobile USA to put the OneSearch feature directly into phones. This deal hasn’t been officially announced, but it will be soon, according to a report from Infoworld.
AT&T made a similiar move to this a couple of months back, which I think proves just how popular Yahoo’s mobile search feature/service is. One thing hasn’t been cleared up, though: what happens to the T-Mobile G1, that’s supposed to have deep integration with Google’s online services, which of course includes search?
No one knows for sure right now. Perhaps, Google is just cutting them some slack so they can get back even just a little of the market share that they’ve been losing? We can’t really say.
Since most users don’t even think about looking for extra software to download and add on their phones, Yahoo is planning to have the OneSearch buttons pre-loaded on new models to ensure that users will be able to enjoy it right out of the box.
And yes, of course, the service is free. Be wary of those mobile search advertisements, though.
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