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Google to shine with LG

Soon all LG phones will come pre-installed with Google tools

All future LG mobiles will come packed with Google search tools, thanks to a new deal announced today between the two companies.

Google has already signed similar deals with Samsung and Motorola , but this new agreement will bring applications like Google maps to LG's popular Shine and Chocolate mobiles - and possibly the upcoming Prada phone as well. Tools to be included on future LG handsets are: Google search, Google Maps, Gmail and direct access to .

As well as the two companies marketing joint LG-Google handsets together, LG plans to release "at least" 10 new Google-loaded handsets in 2007.

The first LG phones with Google applications will hit shops in the UK, America, Asia and Europe later this year.