SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

December 14, 2010 16:20 ET

Socket Mobile Announces Support for Google Android

Software Developers Can Now Add Commercial-Grade Barcode Scanning Capabilities to Android Applications

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the availability of its SocketScan 10 beta for the Google Android mobile technology platform. SocketScan 10 is a highly versatile barcode scanning software tool that enables developers to add commercial-grade rapid and robust barcode scanning capabilities to their smartphone, tablet, notebook and desktop applications. Compatible products for the beta Android release include all v3 models of the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 portable 2D and 1D barcode scanner.

"Android market share is expected to grow by more than 50 percent over the next four years, making it the world's second most popular mobile device OS according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker," said Samantha Chu, data collection product manager at Socket Mobile. "SocketScan 10 makes it easy for Android developers to integrate commercial-grade barcode scanning into their applications by opening up compatibility to encompass Android OS 2.1 and above. We've also added some new features such as EZ Pair technology that assists with establishing a quick connection between the smartphone and scanner."

SocketScan Developer Program with Optional Compensation
In October, Socket announced the SocketScan Developer Program with optional compensation designed to reward developers who integrate support for the CHS products into their applications and recommend the CHS for use with their software.
To learn more about the how you can profit by recommending Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanners for use with your software application, visit the SocketScan 10 Web site.

SocketScan 10 Availability
The beta keyboard wedge version of SocketScan 10 software for Google Android will be available to download for free on the Socket Mobile Web site by the end of this month. You can also download and install this beta version directly onto your Android device by typing www.socketmobile.com/android from your device browser. The SDK will be available for purchase online and through distribution beginning in January 2011. For a complete list of compatible SocketScan 10 operating systems, visit the SocketScan 10 Web site. Interested developers can contact Socket Mobile for more information.

About Socket Mobile, Inc.
With more than 18 years of experience in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture market, Socket makes mobile computing and productivity work. The company offers a family of handheld computers and an extensive portfolio of AIDC peripherals designed specifically for business mobility deployments and to enable productivity increases and drive operational efficiencies in healthcare, hospitality and other vertical markets. The company also offers OEM solutions for the mobile device market. Socket is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at 510-933-3000 or www.socketmobile.com.

Socket and Cordless Hand Scanner are trademarks or registered trademarks of Socket Mobile. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

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