Yahoo announced today a strategic global partnership with Samsung that will bring Yahoo’s services to millions of Samsung mobile devices, including those that use Android. Samsung will begin distributing Yahoo services this May, so it is possible that the Galaxy S might be their first Android device to fall under this new agreement.
It will be interesting to see which phones come pre-loaded with Yahoo services because the carrier normally decides which software ships on their phones. AT&T already removed Google search in favor of Yahoo, but all the other major U.S. carriers have stuck with Google services for their Android phones.
Samsung Android phones may come pre-loaded with one or more of these Yahoo branded services:
- 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 – Look up 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.