Google Launches Unified iPhone Application

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by: Larry Dignan

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced Wednesday that it has launched a new iPhone application that ties together its various services–search, Gmail, Calendar, Reader and Maps–into one interface.

If you’re an iPhone user you can see the interface at

In a statement, Google said it is building the interface via browser technologies such as AJAX (Techmeme).

It’s likely that the iPhone will be a key testing ground as Google works on its mobile software and bids for wireless spectrum. Google has been launching new mobile features such as My Location. Google said:

Google’s overall goal is to provide users with access to information, wherever they are. This commitment is device-independent, and we are working to develop new mobile technologies that are faster, easier to use, and available on more devices.

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