Nov 08 AT 2:39 PM Dustin Earley 9 Comments

PayPal for Android updated to utilize NFC

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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 has been updated with some UI changes, support for tablets and, finally, NFC compatibility.

Now tucked in with the PayPal app for Android is a widget that allows you to request and transfer money through two devices using NFC. Of course, both devices must have NFC on-board, but they do not have to be the Nexus S. Any device with NFC can use the feature. To use the widget, all you have to do is enter the amount of money you’d like to transfer and tap two devices together. It’s as simple as that.

Other changes in PayPal 3.0 include an improved UI, support for tablets, enhanced international compatibility and bug fixes all around.

To download PayPal for Android version 3.0, use the download widget below.


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Via: PayPal

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • joshua

    1) convince my wealthy friend to remove his screen lock
    2) over time, convince him to leave his PayPal credentials saved
    3) feed him copious amounts of laxitive
    4) while he’s in the bathroom–in agony–smile at the amount of $ i’m finally being repaid by tapping our two phones together with the apps running & a few taps of the screen
    5) go to Charleston, SC & ask to borrow some money.

    • blkidea

      why did you have to burst his bubble?? Smh…

  • Godzirra

    I don’t know how I feel about other phones touching my phone… Is that just me?

    • Dustin Earley

      I don’t think you have to actually make them touch if you don’t want…

  • Ryan


    If using Paypal or the Beam feature, do you know if it will still work if I have a case on my phone?

    • Dustin Earley

      If the case is thin enough, it should. I’m not sure how different kinds of plastic would affect NFC.

  • pritams

    future would people adopts..