Google Product Search Now Includes Android Barcode Scanner

Google have today announced that their recently updated Google Product Search for Android now includes barcode scanning support.

As the Android web browser doesn’t support barcode scanning natively, the Barcode Scanner app is required and can be download free from the Android Market.

Today, barcode scanning works best for products like electronics, books, movies or video games, but we’re working on adding more barcodes for other items. Of course, if your scan does not return a result, you can always type in the product name just as before.

The bardcode scanning functionality for Product Search is currently only available in the US and UK.

[via GoogleMobile]

  • androidPT

    Just tried now. Works great ;) It’s great to see google integration with applications developed by third party developers.

  • G1 Applications

    Works surprisingly well. I wonder if there’s a way to add barcode scanning support directly into WebKit – would definitely like to see this in all future smartphones.

  • PUB

    Does not work for product scanner for me on Orange in the UK but QR code does for the market place.

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  • hand held scanner

    good info… would you rate uniden bearcat scanners?