Google services now available to your mobile phone

Google_8 Not content with dominating your PC, Google wants a bigger role on your mobile phone. The company has announced the availability of free mobile services, accessible through your phone’s web browser.

From today, Google account holders can use their Gmail mail account, browse recent Google news stories and access their Google home page from a mobile phone. To access Gmail, go to the Gmail homepage  through your phone’s web browser and sign in to your Gmail account. Gmail will then optimise the interface for each phone. As well as browsing messages, you can also view attached photos and documents from your phone, and reply by call to people whose phone number is stored in their Gmail account. Gmail messages are automatically synchronised, regardless of whether Gmail is accessed from a mobile device or through the web.

Google News is also available on your mobile, with quick headline updates, the ability to search current news and browse the different new categories . To access Google News, visit google.com on your phone’s web browser and click the link to Google News. There’s also the option to browse through quick links, where content has been designed specifically for viewing on mobile devices.

You can also access a personalised Google homepage on your mobile  and PDA, pulling in your selected news, business, weather and other feeds into one place. Information is optimised for smaller screens and slower bandwidth, presented in a format that reduces the need to click multiple links. If you’ve already set one up, just go to Google home via your phone brower and select the "Personalized Home" link. If you don’t, you’ll need to set one up via your PC.

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