Best Buy Now Installing Google Mobile Apps On Smartphones

Best Buy offering free installation of Google apps

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Best Buy Mobile said today it will install Google mobile applications in the smartphones it sells at its retail outlets.

Best Buy Mobile employees will install Google Mobile App on all compatible smartphones through its "Walk Out Working" program which is a free in-store smartphone setup.

Google will announce this additional method of getting Google Mobile App on its Mobile Blog and provide more information on a new Google and Best Buy Mobile website scheduled to launch on November 9.

Users can already download Google Mobile App from m.google.com but the partnership with Best Buy will likely lead to more adoption of the applications.


Key features of Google Mobile App include:


  •     One-click access to Google – search Google without having to navigate to the internet
  •     Search by voice – speak your query in plain English
  •     My Location – search for local businesses without having to type your current location
  •     Google Suggest – search for suggested queries and businesses that appear as you type
  •     Links to other Google apps including Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube


 "We know that consumers want smartphones and, increasingly, they want to use applications," said Scott Moore, VP of Marketing for Best Buy Mobile. "The challenge is that people still need help understanding what is available to them and how they can bring it to life on their device."

"This partnership between Best Buy and Google serves that role and will go a long way in bringing applications to more consumers regardless of what device, carrier or platform they use."

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