Samsung entered into a partnership with Yahoo! to bring the search company’s services to Android, which is the mobile OS playground that was created by rival Google. The partnership will bring a variety of Yahoo! services to both Samsung’s Google Android phones as well as phones running Samsung’s proprietary Bada OS. Most notably, Samsung phones will begin shipping next month with Yahoo! services pre-installed, which means that the venerable Samsung Galaxy S will ship with Yahoo! apps preinstalled for all four major American carriers.
The Yahoo! services that will come pre-loaded on Samsung phones include:
-Yahoo! Mail Access your favorite Web mail features: Read, reply, compose and send mail; view attachments; get to your personal mail folders; and organize messages by customizable groups.
-Yahoo! Messenger Message your friends reliably in real time: view their availability and quickly see their status messages; update your own status; and show your style with emoticons, avatars, or photos.
-Yahoo! Contacts and Calendar Lookup and/or add contact information and update your calendar.
-Yahoo! Mobile Front Page Bring together your favorite content and services from anywhere across the Internet to one location.
-Yahoo! Search Get exactly the information and answers you need when you are on the go. Search results are grouped around your query, providing the most relevant information on a single screen.
-Yahoo! Flickr Take, share, and discover photos and videos; geo-tag photos; and email them to your Flickr account from your Samsung phone.
-Yahoo! News Get the news you’re interested in on your phone. Choose what is relevant to you from a complete list of news categories, including entertainment, sports, business, technology, and more.
-Yahoo! Finance Follow broad market indices or a specific company and read the day’s top news, research, and analysis to keep up-to-date about the financial world.
-Yahoo! Weather View current weather conditions or a three-day forecast; search for weather conditions by city; find sunrise and sunset times; and get wind, visibility, humidity, and barometer readings.