Originally posted on May 25, 2006 @ 6:32 pm
Google announced earlier today that Dell Inc. has agreed to ship 10’s of millions of computers with Google software installed.
This news is really going to upset Microsoft because now another powerful company (Google) is getting into the same market share that’s been dominated by Microsoft for over a decade. What market share do you ask? The desktop of course.
This partnership deal is really going to widen the usage of Google products and provide another boost to its already rapidly growing profits. I’m sure it will help Dell as well.
Basically the three year deal has Dell pre-installing Google’s search application for searching a computer hard drive and emails. It also has a Web browser toolbar linking to Google’s online search and other services like Gmail and Google News.
The best part about this deal for Google is Dell would set the homepage of the computer’s browser to a co-branded Dell/Google Web site and would make Google the default search application.
Google has emerged as a serious threat during the past two years and as we all know, there’s been a very heated competition between Google and Microsoft. Who do you think is going to win? My money is on Google.
You’ll definitely want to keep your eye on this story for sure!