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Amazon launches official Android app

Amazon launches official Android app

Online retail giant Amazon has launched its official app for Google’s Android platform, giving shopaholic Fandroids the chance to shop around even while they are on the move.

The app, essentially the same as the one that’s been out on the iPhone for a while now, enables users to log in with their Amazon account, browse products, view descriptions, read customer reviews and add ‘em to their wishlists. Or if they like what they see, they can order the goods then and there with the 1-Click ordering feature much like the website.

However, the standout feature here is the integrated barcode scanner, which lets users can scan a physical product while they’re out shopping and find out how much cheaper they can get it online from multiple vendors, including Amazon of course.

Greg Greeley, VP of EU Retail at Amazon, said: “Customers in the UK have been requesting an Amazon shopping application on their Android devices and we are thrilled to bring them the Amazon App for Android.”

It’s a nifty looking app and a must-have for people who regularly purchase from Amazon, or for some reason, don’t have access to a computer when they need to.

The Amazon app is free to download right now from the Android Market.



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