By now, you’ve likely heard about Android Pay, Google’s tap-and-pay software for mobile payments. Google has been trying some different tactics to encourage usage of Android Pay, with a notable promotion last month in which the company gave $20 Best Buy gift cards to those that tried Android Pay. But now the company ... Read More »
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Mobile payments are becoming a big deal, with Google, Samsung and Apple all making big pushes into the market. Google has been making a new, concerted effort with Android Pay, its NFC payment system that makes it easy to tap and pay at many different retailers. But adoption is still a struggle for ... Read More »
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 »
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Isis has been teased for a long, long time as the first real Google Wallet competitor. Isis, pushed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is an NFC payment system, where you can pay for items in stores by tapping your Isis enabled phone to a special reader and it automatically pays. This is done through NFC, ... Read More »
After the outcry of emotions in response to Verizon’s decision to keep Google Wallet away from the Galaxy Nexus, Big Red has come forward with a statement that kind-of sort-of sets the record straight.
According to the statement, the first thing that needs to be kept in mind is that “Verizon does not block ... Read More »
Google recently released Google Wallet. This was meant to dust off that NFC chip, which is hardly (if ever) used. Sadly, this service is not available for all Nexus S owners; only those on Sprint’s network (Nexus S 4G) have access. This exclusivity has many Nexus S owners unhappy. But if ... Read More »
We’ve been patiently waiting for the release of Google Wallet since its announcement in May. While we haven’t been talking much about it lately, this service is always present in the back of our minds. And it seems the wait is almost over; the service should be available anytime now.
Google recently released a commercial ... Read More »
Most people with NFC-enabled devices have not put it to use, but that will definitely change in the near future. Google wallet is set to be the first major NFC player in the U.S. and is even planning to offer NFC stickers you can slap on your device if your phone ... Read More »