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 »
The Google Wallet service has just gotten an update, and it’s the most important update yet.
When Wallet originally launched, users could only add a Google Prepaid Card or Citi MasterCard for NFC payment, leaving basically everyone else in the dust. Of course, you could add funds to your Google Prepaid Card with whatever card ... Read More »
The Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will come with a small amount of carrier related bloatware. We’ve discussed this fact before here at Android and Me, but today it needs to be brought up again. Because not only will Verizon be adding carrier related apps to the pure Google experience device, ... Read More »
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In a move to further unify and consolidate their services, Google has announced that they are officially transitioning Google Checkout to Google Wallet.
From here on out, YouTube, Google+ Games, the Android Market and any other Google sites will use Google Wallet instead of Checkout. For other business partners still using Checkout, payments made with ... Read More »
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