If you just so happened to be watching the Weather Channel and notice a QR code pop up on screen with the words “ANDROID USERS SCAN HERE” recently, don’t worry it wasn’t just you. QR codes are quick response bar codes that are designed with the purpose of being scanned by something like your phone’s camera. After the QR code is scanned your phone will send you to your browser and then usually to a website. When the QR code that appeared on the Weather Channel is scanned, it takes you directly to the Android market. Using QR codes for advertising is nothing new, but this is the first time I’ve seen it on TV for Android. I like it.
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