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The latest addition to the Google Android application circle has been launched today, as the Google Catalogs app becomes available for download for tablets.

Put simply, the app pulls together 400 digital catalog issues from such brands as Nike, Sephora and Nordstrom for you to browse at your leisure. Interactivity is the name of the game with images and videos sewn throughout the pages and pages of shopping treats. Another neat time saving touch is the unified search box, which allows you to search across all the catalogs for a specific item. Purchasing is as easy as one tap to find the product nearby or at a retailers website, kind of similar to the Google Shopper app. 

This is sadly for those of us in the rest of the world, another U.S.-only application for the time being. But if you're Stateside and fancy a helping hand with your Christmas shopping, check out the promo video after the break, and hit up the download link below. 

Source: Google

 

 
There are 18 comments

retskrad says:

How can Google make money from this?

nuncle says:

I would venture that the catalog publishers all have advertising relationships with Google.

Jay Evans says:

Click throughs. just like everybody else

Benny879 says:

Looks like a great app and something the wife will love. Will be one of the first apps I load on my Tab 7.0 Plus on Christmas Day :)

dmcman73 says:

I just tried to install it on my Tab 7.0 plus...it's a no go...not compatible for some reason. I could only install it on my 10 inch Tab.

etnpnys says:

Why does it say it's incompatible with my EVO?

etnpnys says:

Never mind. Looks like it's tablet-only. http://www.google.com/catalogs/about/#

That's info that would be nice to have in the article, eh?

orlanka says:

Um "The latest addition to the Google Android application circle has been launched today, as the Google Catalogs app becomes available for download for tablets."

First Paragraph :-)

etnpnys says:

Doh!

I'm going to play the "that wasn't there before!" card...

frmorrison says:

Nice app, but it doesn't work well with a phone's small size. You need a 7" or higher to get a good view.

PingaDulce says:

That's what she said.

pmorris710 says:

Isn't it Google's philosophy to make very useful products and figure out how to make money with it after, vs. making a product built around its ability to make money (*cough* microsoft....)?

meccariello says:

I can see this being a handy app. Especially if its the full store catalog...prices and all

Google catalogs was just launched? I thought I have been using it on my iPad for the past couple months!?

frmorrison says:

This is the Android app.

wnebergall says:

Says my 7 inch galaxy tab is not compatible

tronthedon says:

Android 3.0+ required