SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

July 05, 2011 06:30 ET

Socket Mobile Announces Support of Android 3.x Honeycomb Operating System

SocketScan™ 10 Is Now Compatible With Android™ 3.x Honeycomb Tablets Including the Motorola® Xoom and Recently Launched Acer® Iconia

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2011) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced SocketScan 10 support for the Google Android 3.x Honeycomb Operating System. SocketScan 10 and the associated software development kit (SDK) are highly versatile barcode scanning tools that enable developers to add commercial-grade rapid and robust barcode scanning capabilities to their smartphone, tablet, notebook and desktop applications. Compatible Socket products for the Android 3.x Honeycomb release include all the latest models of the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 available for 2D and 1D barcode scanning.

"One of our most important initiatives from a product development standpoint is to ensure our customers have a full range of options when it comes to the mobile device they want to use with their Socket CHS barcode scanner; whether it's a smartphone, tablet, pocket PC, or laptop we want our customers to be able to utilize the mobile device of their choice for data collection," said Samantha Chu, data collection product manager at Socket Mobile. "There are now over 100 million Android devices activated around the world and a handful of Honeycomb tablets already on the market, and with the diversity in manufacturer, style and size available, the popularity of Android OS devices is sure to keep increasing for some time to come."

SocketScan Developer Program with Optional Compensation
The SocketScan 10 Developer Program with optional compensation is 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
SocketScan 10 keyboard wedge software for Google Android is now available to download for free on the Android Market and Amazon App Store. The SocketScan 10 SDK for Android is available to order online and through distribution. 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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