Sep 03 AT 2:20 PM Dima Aryeh 7 Comments

ISIS mobile payment officially renaming to Softcard

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ISIS has been a solid alternative to Google Wallet for those who want a mobile payment system. Tap your NFC enabled device to a supported sensor inside a store, and your bank card is charged. No need to carry around your wallet or fumble with cards (not that it’s very difficult).

But with growing problems elsewhere in the world, the name ISIS was more and more associated with a terrorist group, and ISIS mobile payments clearly wanted to get away from that image. Despite the group no longer calling itself ISIS, the mobile payment system will be renamed to Softcard.

It’ll take a few weeks for this change to roll out to everyone, so your app won’t be updated immediately. And with this name change, nothing else will be different. So keep an eye out for the app update and let us know in the comments how often you use mobile payments.

Via: Android Central

Source: ISIS

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Derek R-C

    Wanna get better PR? Because that is how you get better PR

  • Bart

    Good move in rename. I was just talking with a friend this morning saying that, given the militant ISIS group, the app may want to disassociate itself with a name that conjures up that group in most people’s minds.

  • thel0nerang3r

    I don’t know about calling it “a solid alternative”, to me, that means that I had a choice. Google wallet has been blocked by the carriers backing up ISIS..so, it’s more of a “your only choice” at this time.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Carriers can no longer block Google Wallet, it’s enabled on all supported devices running KitKat.

  • breaking

    ISIS terrorists will soon rename themselves to SOFTCARD organization. Now what?

  • Steven

    None of these have gotten any traction. Apple will announce something next week and the world will change.
    Starting to think Nexus 5 will be my last Android. Apple will dominate… They may copy features but once they do, it has a lot more power. The fact the media elite uses iPhones assists the wall to wall coverage. You’re already seeing it on everything from cnbc and Bloomberg West to the network morning shows

  • Steven

    Same this with that candy/weight loss item aids back in the day