Google has pushed out a new version of Shopper, its mobile shopping app. Like earlier versions the new Google Shopper app lets you scan barcodes or cover art to check online prices for an item at a number of stores — possibly saving you from overpaying at the book store or supermarket. You can also search by entering text or do a voice search.

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The new version adds additional filter options, so you can sort listings by relevance or price, or filter by price, store, or brand. The release notes say you should also be able to filter by “free shipping,” but I haven’t actually encountered this filter option yet… although it may only be available for some products. For instance, when you search for “iPod,” the only brand that’s available is clearly Apple. But when you search for “SD Card,” the brand filter offers a wide range of options. Maybe I just haven’t searched for an item where Google is aware of free shipping.

There are also a number of bug fixes, and a front page that looks a little more crowded thanks to a banner showing featured products from Google’s partners.

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...