Google Wallet Coming to 10 More Sprint Android Phones in 2012


At a panel at Mobile World Congress, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint announced that it will be launching at least ten new Android smartphones with support for Google’s mobile payment service called Google Wallet. On smartphones, Google Wallet makes use of near field communications, or NFC, technology. Users with a compatible NFC-enabled phone, for example, can […]

Following Vulnerabilities, Google Disables Pre-Paid Card on Google Wallet App


After a series of two vulnerabilities were discovered that targeted Google Wallet, Google’s mobile and digital wallet app on the company’s Android smartphones, Google has now decided to disable the prepaid credit card feature on the app. Recently, two discovered vulnerabilities found on the Google Wallet leading some to question about the readiness of digital […]

MasterCard Fuels Speculations of NFC on iPhone 5


In an interview given with Fast Company, MasterCard mobile payments head Ed McLaughlin may be igniting speculations that Apple’s next-generation iPhone, perhaps dubbed the iPhone 5, will arrive with support for NFC, or near field communications, which would enable mobile payments and other applications. McLaughlin was careful to not mention any partners by name, but […]

How to Get Google Wallet On Verizon Galaxy Nexus Sans Root


Previously, we had reported that Google Wallet’s NFC-based digital wallet would work on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus with root, but now developers over at XDA-Developers have been successful in porting the app to Verizon’s Google-phone without requiring root. The app could be installed as an APK–you’ll need to allow for non-Android Market apps […]

No Google Wallet for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus


Despite being a Google experience phone, Google’s Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus, which will debut with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will not come with Google Wallet when it lands on Verizon Wireless’ mobile network. The 4G LTE smartphone that’s headed to the U.S. will not come pre-loaded with Google Wallet, Google’s application that makes use of […]

Salvation Army Hopes Square Payment System Can Be Santa’s Helper


The Salvation Army is looking to use Square’s payment dongle, which plugs into a smartphone or tablet, to help collect donations from shoppers this holiday shopping season. In addition to the tradition sound of bells and clinking coins in red buckets, Square’s payment may help attract donations from shoppers who only carry credit or debit […]

Google Wallet Absorbs Google Checkout, Primed for Digital & Physical Purchases


Google Checkout, which was launched as a way to pay for goods over the Internet and compete against PayPal, is now being absorbed by Google’s Google Wallet initiative. The Google Wallet initiative was initially launched with Google’s support of NFC, or near field communications, technology on its mobile Android platform as a way to pay […]

Now This is A Digital Wallet – Google Wallet’s Potential [Video]

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When Google Wallet was announced, I outlined 8 reasons it could succeed, including the ability for merchants to further integrate it with offers and rewards programs. While Google Wallet is still a dream for most users, Adzag has put together an interesting video showing what Google Wallet could do in the near future. This is the digital wallet […]

Sprint Nexus S 4G to be Updated July 11 for Google Wallet?


It looks like the Google Nexus S 4G Android Gingerbread smartphone for Sprint will be getting an OTA software update come this July 11th that will bring with it some new features, one of which is NFC support. The update, called GRJ90, will add these features to the 4G WiMax smartphone: Enables the NFC Secure […]

HP Preparing for NFC Digital Wallets with webOS Smartphones, Tablets


In a bid to rival Google and Android, Hewlett-Packard may be readying some webOS devices with built-in near field communications (NFC) technologies that would enable its smartphones and tablets to be used as digital wallets. HP’s venture into the NFC world would utilize the technology not only as a point of payment mechanism, but would […]

8 Reasons Google Wallet Will Succeed, And 2 Potential RoadBlocks

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Google finally announced Google Wallet, a new service that combines hardware and software to turn your phone into a digital wallet capable of linking to your credit cards, gift cards and a Google Prepaid credit card. Google Wallet has a large collection of partners and in typical Android fashion is, “Coming Soon.” We’ve seen plenty […]

Dozens of NFC Android Phones Coming Later This Year


Android technical lead for NFC Nick Pelly of Google told developers at the Google I/O conference that “dozens of NFC phones” are coming later this year in 2011. News of Google’s and its partner’s aggressive push behind the near field communications technology confirms earlier rumors that we’ll be seeing between 40-100 million Android smartphones shipping […]

Google Remains Optimistic About NFC to Partners

nxp NXP says Google is telling them that between 40 and 100 million NFC phones will ship this year

Google is optimistic about the prospect of near field communications support on more upcoming Android smartphones. The sentiment was expressed to NFC partner NXP Semiconductors, which helped Google implement support for the technology in Android 2.3 Gingerbread. According to NXP head, Google has told his firm that between 40-100 million Android smartphones should ship this […]

Google Hiring Marketing Head for Mobile Wallet Efforts


After having launched Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the Samsung-made Nexus S with near field communications, or NFC, technology support, Google is looking to make a bigger push into the digital wallet market. Google is looking to expand its mobile wallet endeavors through the hire of an ““EMEA head of commerce marketing” will we be required […]

Will Amazon Use Android to Jump Into the NFC Mobile Payments Market?


Amazon is mulling rolling out a digital payments service that would integrate with near field communications (NFC) technologies that would allow shoppers to use their smartphones and Amazon’s payment services to pay for goods in physical stores. The claim was made by two people “familiar with the matter” to Bloomberg. NFC would allow customers to […]

iPhone 5 Will Come with NFC Support Says Latest Report


After reports earlier this week saying that Apple would not be incorporating near field communication (NFC) technology on the latest iPhone 5 anticipated to be released this summer, the latest report from a Forbes editor says that the next-generation flagship phone will indeed come with NFC support. Near field communications is a type of RFID […]