This week the Google Wallet team was surprised when two different vulnerabilities were discovered. One hack revealed a user’s PIN number on a rooted phone and the other allowed anyone to reset the PIN and gain access to funds on a Google Wallet prepaid card.
Google quickly responded to the first ... Read More »
It looks like the Near Field Communications revolution is finally getting underway. After over a year of NFC chips being available in several different models of Android devices, major third-party developers are finally starting to incorporate the technology into their apps. Scanning tags is fun and all, but using NFC to share information in popular apps ... Read More »
There’s no denying that the Sony Xperia S was one of our favorite Android phones at CES. The handset’s unique design certainly makes the phone stand out, but apparently Sony wasn’t ready to reveal all the handset’s secrets at this month’s trade show. According to a recent post on the company’s Read More »
When Google first announced their NFC based mobile payment system Google Wallet, there was some huge buzz surrounding the service. Since then, Google Wallet has fallen flat. Other than Sprint, no carriers want to support Google Wallet. Which means it hasn’t been on more than one device so far. Verizon, T-Mobile ... Read More »
We’ve been waiting for the Sony Ericsson Xperia S for quite some time now, but now that it’s finally here it’s hard to say if we’re impressed or underwhelmed by the handset. The Xperia S is the latest high-end Android handset to feature a 720 Reality HD display, dual-core Qualcomm processor, 12-megapixel Exmor R camera ... 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 ... Read More »
When the Nexus S first launched, early adopters everywhere lit up at the promise of what NFC could offer. It’s been nearly a year since that time, and Google along with other high-profile developers are just now starting to show us what NFC can do. Available now in the Android Market, the official PayPal app ... Read More »
Touchscreens revolutionized the smartphone industry. What was state-of-the-art technology just a few years ago is now almost standard for all devices (even some feature phones have touchscreens). The ability to operate a device by touch has changed the way we interact with our devices, but there’s always room for improvement. So, what comes next? How ... Read More »
When NFC was first announced, the two big buzzwords associated with the technology were “spending” and “sharing.” Google has made it abundantly clear that they plan to use Google Wallet to handle the spending aspect of NFC. Google Wallet has been live for a short time now and has already been met with rave reviews. ... Read More »
Today Google Wallet received an update that added a new experience called SingleTap. Unfortunately the service is still unavailable to the majority of Android owners. (Google only supports the Sprint Nexus S 4G). Hackers have found a way to enable Google Wallet on the AT&T and T-Mobile versions of ... Read More »