Google’s on a roll. Hot on the heels of a Google Maps for Android update, the Google Mobile folks have rolled out a new version of Google Shopper. The app was already one of the best comparison shopping tools around, letting you search for product prices online by snapping a photo of a barcode or cover art or by entering a search term or using the voice search feature.

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Now Google Shopper 1.1 ups the ante with local store search. That means you’re not just limited to seeing if that dishwasher detergent you’re looking at is cheaper online than in the supermarket… you can actually see if it’s cheaper at the drug store down the street. Tap on a local store listing and a screen pops up asking if you want to get directions, turn by turn navigation, view the location no a map, view the store web site, or place a phone call.

The new version of Google Shopper also adds support for UK merchants and prices, and a new links section with links to IMDB, Wikipedia, and other internet sites where you can get more information about products.

Google Shopper is available as a free download from the Android Market.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...