Vodafone can add yet another service to its growing family of mobile applications. In a recent announcement from the mobile telecommunications company, Vodafone Live! will now offer Google Maps for mobile in addition to Google Search.
In the agreement, Vodafone and Google will develop a location-based version of Google Maps for mobile. The service is expected to offer customers access to maps, local listings, local search, and navigation capabilities. Google and Vodafone are also developing a service that provides customers on selected handsets with an automatic user-location capability.
Other enhancements include changes to Vodafone’s multimedia portal, Vodafone live. These changes will include search technology from Google that enables customers to access both on-portal and off-portal sites in the wider mobile internet.
This announcement is another example of how Vodafone is working to bring popular Internet brands and services to the mobile phone. An announcement …