According to a Reuters report, Google today announced that it has extended a two-year distribution pact with RealNetworks to promote Google software across Real’s entertainment and multimedia products.
Also joining in the fray is Mozilla Corp, whose increasingly popular Firebox browser will now integrate Google Toolbar and Real’s RealPlayer audio/video software.
This latest deal just marks one of many software distribution efforts for Google, which has already signed agreements with Dell and Adobe in the past few months.
With Microsoft’s much-anticipated Vista operating system expected to be released later this year or early next, Google is attempting to somewhat cut the software giant off at the pass with its latest series of endeavors.
As for the current move, Google and RealNetworks also stated that Google Toolbar and Mozilla Firefox browser will soon be made available as options for customers of RealPlayer, RealNetwork’s Rhapsody music subscription service and RealArcade.
No financial terms were disclosed.