Google has finally made its Google Catalogs service available today on its tablets running the Android operating system, months after arriving on, well, Apple’s iPad back in August. There are store catalogs from more than 125 brands, including Nordstrom, Williams-Sonoma, Nike and Sephora. The app itself, which is entirely free, is downloadable from the Android Market, and also offers more than 400 digital catalog issues that can be browsed by various categories. Could have come a bit earlier to Android tablets from Google themselves, instead of to the iPad first, but, oh well, it’s at least here.
The digital layouts of the catalogs are essentially identical to the print editions, but offer users the ability to purchase straight from the app that will direct to an online store. Google says that “With rich product images, videos, and the ability to curate your own personal collages to share with friends, Google Catalogs makes browsing your favorite mail order catalogs easy, fun and interactive.” The app currently has over 400 digital catalog issues to browse across various categories such as mens & women’s apparel, jewelry, gifts, gourmet, toys, kids, gadgets, sports & athletics and outdoor adventure.
Christmas holiday is just rolling around the block, so it’s nice for Google to finally launch the Catalogs app for its own tablets. To learn more about Google Catalogs, check out . Also, to download the app from the Android Market, click here. Have any iPad owners used the Google Catalogs app? And Android tablet owners, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments sections below on the app.
[via Google Mobile Blog]