Have you ordered your Google Wallet physical card yet? If you having been using the Wallet tap and pay feature on an Android 4.3 or older device, now might be the time to order up that card. Google has announced that Wallet tap and pay functionality will be turned off for all Android 4.3 and older devices starting April 14, 2014.
Google Wallet app getting a new ‘orders’ feature for tracking all online purchases
Visa and MasterCard are pushing mobile payments using HCE. In Europe it is a natural step from the existing contactless payments systems but in the US it is a big jump from the traditional swipe and sign system currently in use. Here is run down of some of the things you should know about Android, NFC and Host Card Emulation.
Visa and MasterCard using KitKat feature to push mobile payments
Earlier today Google Wallet received a new update that enables tap & pay support for all KitKat devices. Additionally the update now allows you to add credit and debit cards just by taking a picture of them.