Google ShopperGoogle have combined a bunch of different software applications on Android to produce Google Shopper, a hybrid tool allowing you to find anything you want or search for it cheaper when you’re in-store. Aside from what you would expect with regards to barcode scanning, Google Shopper can also recognize cover art of books, CDs, DVDs, and video games. So with barcode scanning and picture recognition covered, Google only have voice recognition to deal with, which they did, of course. You can also speak the name of the product you’re looking for and Google will do its best to try and find what you’re looking for. We weren’t too impressed with Google Goggles when it first came out, so let’s hope the Goggles elements in Google Shopper are tweaked. There are a handful of other applications such as that by Amazon which do similar things, so it will be interesting to see how Google Shopper holds up against them. Video after the jump:

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.