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CNET Editors' review
Of the many bar code scanners available for Android, the simply named Barcode Scanner makes a good starting place, especially for new Android users. With it, you're at liberty to scan QR codes to download Android apps, add a contact to your phone, or jump to a Web link. The scanner also reads retail bar codes, triggering a Google search for whichever product comes up. Though Barcode Scanner isn't as precise as other shopping apps that follow up their scan with a database search on where to find the item, it does its duty as a simple, multipurpose scanning app.
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Scan barcodes on CDs, books, and other products, then look up prices and reviews, or search for a word in a book and find where it occurs. You can also scan QR codes containing URLs, contact info, calendar events, and more.
What's new in this version: Version 3.7 has added support for the Motorola Xoom and other tablets and added the ability to type in text and encode it as a QR Code.
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"Okay up to last 2010, downhill since"
Version: Barcode Scanner for Android 3.6
None that I can discern.
Support for bar codes can be spotty. They want YOU to enter local prices for them. Matches between you product scanned and what is on the web commerce sites often mismatched. Junk now. Used to have it on 3 phones. Uninstalled on all of them.
Barcode Scanner *was* kinda sorta okay until about the first of the year. The feature set and UI have deteriorated in the mean time. Even Google Shopper is better than this.
Version: Barcode Scanner for Android 3.53
Does what it's supposed to do/
No negatives yet.
"Keep scanning for a better scanner"
Version: Barcode Scanner for Android 3.53
Ease of use. People watching you use it think you are a techno-god.
Lots of false positives
Pricing info often not given or inaccurate
When it works, it is so cool. However, that is only one time in five...so one star of five is my rating.
"Simply doesn't work"
Version: Barcode Scanner for Android 3.52
It does scan the barcode
All it says is that it is a product, i understand that it is a product...
Really just not worth using, when will you ever need it? unless you need to find the price of a certain item, in which it will not find for you, because it will just tell you that it is a product.
"Killed my phone and needed to get a new one"
Version: Barcode Scanner for Android 3.31
none - never got a chance to try it out
This app caused my phone to go bonkers. People at the us cellular store said they had heard of it crashing other phones.
Don't do it.
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