Amazon has just launched the Amazon Student app for Android, providing students with an easy way to shop for textbooks, electronics, apparel, and all the other gear they need to survive their college year.

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In addition to browsing and buying stuff, the app also features a barcode scanner that gives students a chance to compare prices on anything they intend to buy from a brick and mortar store.  The scanner also allows students to scan their old textbooks, games, DVDs, and a million other eligible products to see their current trade-in value. These items can then be shipped to Amazon for Gift Cards. 

The iOS version of this app has been out for quite some time now and offers much of the same features as the Android one. Indeed there is even a detailed guide on how to install and use the iOS app on the Amazon website. It's similar to the Android app, so check it out for instructions.

Finally, to entice students to sign up to its Student program, Amazon is giving away six months subscription to its Prime service for free! Only students currently enrolled in a college or university with a valid .edu email address are eligible to sign-up for the program.

If you are a student, or even if you're not, download the app and let us know how you get on!