Do you have an Android tablet? Do you feel you’re lacking in ways to buy stuff? Well, if that’s the case then Google is bringing a new app to your device that will provide you with access to 125 brands with which you can indulge in wanton consumerism.
The app is called Google Catalogs, and as the name implies, it seeks to bring a traditional catalog experience to your tablet and combine it with the instant gratification of online shopping.
Instead of having to call a number or drive to a store, items in the app’s catalogs can be purchased by tapping them, which directs the user to the brand’s online store.
Over 400 individual catalog issues are currently available from brands such as Nike and Nordstrom. Features of the app include notification of new issues, zoom (to examine product photos more closely) and the ability to create product collages for fun or to create a sort of wishlist.
Strangely, this app already debuted in August on the iPad, and only just now is coming to Android tablets. It is limited to Android versions 3.1 and above. Google also recommends an active Wi-Fi connection when using the app. It is, of course, .