Google Sends False Alarm Email Alerting Google Wallet Compromised

Android 4.4 KitKat could make Google Wallet work on more devices, even those on Verizon and Sprint.

Due to an email glitch, some Google Wallet users had received a scary notification alerting them that their Google Wallet account was recently activated on a new device even though those customers did not make such actions. Fortunately, though, that was a glitch and Google is saying that customers have nothing to worry about. The […]

U.S. Cellular Offers Pay With Phone Service, But Without NFC

BOKU_logo_large

We’ve seen various implementations of the mobile digital wallet before through services like Google Wallet and ISIS that make use of hardware-enabled NFC radios so consumers can pay for goods at physical retail stores. U.S. Cellular’s solution is slightly different as it works with e-commerce, rather than brick and mortar retailers, sites and allows users […]

Apple Begins Selling Passbook-Enabled Apple Store Gift Cards

12.11.11-GiftPass

Apple has begun selling new gift cards through the recently updated Apple Store iOS app that integrates the gift cards to the iOS 6 native Passbook service, that allows the cards to be quickly used and scanned from the iPhone or iPod Touch for redemption inside a physical Apple Store. The new Passbook-intgerated gift cards […]

ISIS Launching October 22 to Take On Google Wallet

image.axd

After months of delays and speculations, ISIS will finally making its debut in Austin, TX and Salt Lake City, UT on October 22. The mobile payment service formed by a coalition of carriers including AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless will be setting its sights on tackling rival mobile wallet service Google Wallet. Like […]

Apple’s Passbook Scores Home Run With Major League Baseball

passbook

While Google’s digital mobile Wallet app is not gaining traction in the U.S., Apple’s Passbook is quickly becoming the darling of Major League Baseball (MLB) fans. According to a¬†MarketWatch report, 12 percent of e-ticket buyers chose to use the Passbook option when given the chance. This translates to 1,500 buyers of e-tickets since Passbook has […]

T-Mobile Rumored to Launch Mobile Payment Service on August 20

isis

Google Wallet, which so far is only available on select unlocked smartphones and tablets as well as Android phones sold through U.S. carrier partner Sprint, is about to get some serious competition in the mobile payment arena. According to the latest leaks, ISIS, which is a consortium of carriers comprised of AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and […]

Did Google Update Google Wallet App in Preparation for Nexus 7 Tablet?

Google-Wallet-app-banner-550x269

It looks like the Google’s mobile wallet app just received an update on Google’s Play Store. The Google Wallet app is now available for download and though Google did not detail all the features of its NFC-enabled payment app, it does hint at what Google may have in store for a Google I/O announcement this […]

Are You Getting Google Wallet With the New Update on Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus?

Screen-Shot-2012-06-02-at-9.32.39-AM-650x450-550x380

Those who have received their OTA update notification to download and install the long awaited Android 4.0.4 software update to their Verizon Wireless 4G LTE-capable Galaxy Nexus smartphone are reporting that on some devices are able to download and install Google Wallet directly from the Google Play Store without any modification or tweaks. It’s been […]

Simple Hardware Restore Bricking Google Wallet, NFC on Select Devices?

photo-12-1

It appears that while the promise of contact-less payment through Google Wallet is the dream of the future, the NFC technology that drives digital mobile wallet and payment technologies is not without its own set of growing pains. Some users of the Google Wallet service on the Android platform have noticed problems with getting Google […]

Fingerprint Scanners, NFC, New Lapdocks in the Future for Motorola

motorola-atrix-4g-back-button-scanner

With buzz around new Motorola smartphone such as the Motorola Droid RAZR HD (formerly referred to as the Droid Fighter), Motorola wants to still innovate on the ecosystem that differentiates its hardware from other competitors in the Android camp. The soon-to-be officially acquired company by Google gave a technology talk at the University of California, […]

Google Wallet Coming to 10 More Sprint Android Phones in 2012

g_wallet_vision

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

Google-Wallet-Logo-with-Google-Wallet-Illustration

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 […]

How to Get Google Wallet On Verizon Galaxy Nexus Sans Root

google_wallet_logo2

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

samsung-galaxy-nexus-420x331

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 […]

HTC Announces Stunning Smartphone with NFC

HTC-QUIETLY-BRILLIANT-logo

HTC announced a smartphone for the Chinese market called the HTC Stunning, which will run Google’s Android operating system and come with embedded near field communications, or NFC, chip to enable applications such as digital wallet and mobile payments like on the Samsung-made Google Nexus S. The device is expected to arrive in September and […]

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

0Nexus4g

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 […]