In Android 4.4, Google introduced a new method of paying with Google Wallet known as Host Card Emulation, or HCE. It allows Google to bypass carrier rules that prevent an app from accessing something as integral as an NFC secure element. Instead, it would use just NFC safely. This means that Wallet users were no ... Read More »
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Ever since Google Wallet debuted, we’ve had the ability to pay with our smartphones (well, a small fraction of us have, anyway). It was as easy as tapping your phone on the sensor and entering your PIN. What could be so bad about that? We don’t know, but apparently the carriers do. Most of them ... Read More »
Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently-upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is find the ones that people are actually updating rather than those with the most installs. As in the past, we’re ... Read More »
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Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to look at what people are actually updating, not focus on which apps have the most installs. As in the ... Read More »
The Google Wallet card was referenced in the Google Wallet APK a long time ago, getting us excited that Google has been working on a physical card that encapsulates all our cards through the Google Wallet account and app. We hadn’t heard anything for so long, we kind of forgot about it. But it’s finally ... Read More »
The death of NFC is upon us! Not really, but it looks like Google is really pushing for a backup plan in case NFC fails in the market. Yesterday, they purchased the company Bump, which made an app allowing file transfers ... Read More »
Google Wallet doesn’t seem to be able to catch a break these days. Not long after it was found to be incompatible with the new Nexus 7, the service has now announced that it will no longer support NFC redemption of ... Read More »
Saying Google Wallet for Android isn’t doing well would be a massive understatement. With almost no adoption aside from Sprint, very few supported devices and a dearth of places to use it, Google Wallet has been an unpopular but awesome concept that’s going nowhere lately. At least Nexus devices support it, right?
Unfortunately, the new ... Read More »
Online shopping is extremely popular, and it’s quickly transitioning to mobile. But entering your information on a tiny screen is cumbersome, to say the least. Name, credit card, address and all that other info is really not fun to enter on a phone. Google Wallet is already integrated into many sites, but now it’s entering ... Read More »
Google has released some really killer services over the last several years, and some real flops too. Unfortunately, Google Wallet falls into the latter of those categories. Wallet hasn’t grown in quite the way Google would have liked, for a number of reasons, but Google isn’t giving up yet.
Announced today on the Read More »