NFC mobile payments are convenient and easy and more secure than traditional credit cards and cash. One of the biggest players in this market is Google Wallet, which was unveiled back in May 2011. But Google’s service is not the most successful, and it is about to face a competitor with a much ... Read More »
While Sprint remains committed to Google Wallet for Near Field Communications based mobile payments, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are all backing Isis. Slated to make an appearance on smartphones this summer, Isis is making news today with an announcement of their first banking partners, and a screenshot showcasing what to expect from the service.
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The LG Optimus LTE is getting a bit of a spin-off. A press release issued this morning by LG announced the LG Optimus LTE Tag, which adds the forward-looking NFC capability to LG’s flagship device.
NFC on the Optimus LTE Tag offers a unique twist in addition to the standard LTE functionality. The Optimus LTE Tag features ... Read More »
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With the expected unveiling of the HTC Endeavor (formerly known as Edge) only two weeks away, we’re not surprised to see the first leaked RUU (ROM update utility) for the phone. The kind people over at XDA-Developers have already extracted the build.prop file from the RUU, confirming the Endeavor name and a lot of the specs which ... Read More »
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 hack by ... 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 Facebook ... 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 and ... 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 block ... Read More »