Sprint, Google Cozy Up for Search, Maps

Nearly lost under the weight of the news stories detailing Sprint’s new WiMAX partnership with Clearwire and other industry heavyweights was the announcement that the cellco has named Google as the default search engine on its Internet-enabled handsets.

Google_mobile_search 5-07.jpgFierce Mobile Content reports that the newly expanded partnership calls for some Sprint phones to feature Google Maps, one-click access to Google search and location-aware maps and search. Sprint has also agreed to provide its subscribers with easier and better mobile access to Google’s YouTube video site.