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Android Authority On Air – Episode 29 – iPhone5 Announced – Apple still playing catch up

by: Derek RossSeptember 15, 2012

This week on Android Authority On Air we came to the realization that following the recent Apple iPhone 5 announcement, this very well could be our last Android based show. The pre-orders are in, we’re moving to iOS! …And then we woke up from that nightmare and realized it was a horrible, horrible lie. On a serious note, we did discussed the latest smartphone from Apple. It’s truly sad to see how far the device has fallen behind. Sorry Sprint and Verizon users, you won’t be able to talk and use data at the same time, something that Android phones on those networks can do with ease. There’s no NFC, the camera is basically the same, the screen is [...]

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Verizon and Google block Google Wallet use on Galaxy Nexus again

by: Joe HindySeptember 15, 2012
It's a problem that Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners have faced before. Google and Verizon have managed to shut down Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus once again, and this time they managed to cut off all previous workarounds. Thankfully, our wonderful Android community has already come up with another solution.
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The major update to Google Wallet doubles its usage

by: Costea LestocSeptember 14, 2012
Institutions such as Barclaycard US, Green Dot and Silicon Valley Bank have already implemented Google Wallet for their customers. It is expected for many others to follow suit. The fact that the implementation would be free for any potential banking partners make Google Wallet a very lucrative market to go into as well.
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Google Wallet Discontinues Prepaid Cards, Refunds Coming Soon

by: Derek RossSeptember 10, 2012

Today, Google announced that they soon will be discontinuing their Prepaid Card program. Since the latest versions of Google Wallet enabled users to add any debit or credit card, the need for Google’s prepaid card has diminished. As a result, starting September 17th, you will no longer be able to add funds to your existing Google Prepaid Card or add a new Prepaid Card to a new Google Wallet device. Come October 17th, the Google Prepaid Card will automatically be removed from the Google Wallet app. Have no fear, if you happen to have funds left on your Prepaid Card, you’ll be able to request a refund.

Additionally, Google Wallet now has new terms and [...]

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ISIS coming in September to Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, HTC One X, Amaze 4G, Droid Incredible 4G LTE

by: Chris SmithAugust 28, 2012

Earlier today we heard that T-Mobile has made available an Ice Cream Sandwich build for its Galaxy S2 version that enables NFC/ISIS features on the handset and at the time we wondered when will ISIS be available on the handset given that the three main U.S. carriers backing the Google Wallet mobile payment rival have not officially announced its availability.

It now looks like we have confirmation that the ISIS mobile payment project developed by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will be available to interested consumers in September. According to CNET, Doug Bergeron, CEO of Verifone, “which makes the payment terminals that most mobile payment [...]

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T-Mobile Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich update also brings NFC/ISIS support

by: Chris SmithAugust 28, 2012

While we keep talking about Google Wallet mobile payment features, that are available only on NFC-ready devices, the fact remains that Google is not the only company out there interested in getting into the mobile payment business.

Three of the main four U.S. carriers – Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile – have joined forces to create the ISIS venture, a mobile platform of their own that would compete directly with Google Wallet, which explains why some NFC-enabled Android handsets do not support Google Wallet on these carriers. On top of that, there are also plenty of other mobile payment initiatives out there that are just getting [...]

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Google wants you to leave your wallet at home

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 28, 2012
Google wants to differentiate itself by going beyond payments, which is exactly why the search and mobile giant wants users to eventually leave their wallets at home. In the future, our Android devices (or smartphones from other platforms) will be the central point of all our payments, transactions and identification.
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Google Wallet cranks up the advertising machine

by: nathanAugust 22, 2012
Paypal took the world by storm years ago and hasn't decreased its dominance ever since. A handful of players have entered the mobile payment game, but Google Wallet has been the only one that's really threatened to be competition. With the advent of new mobile payment apps now becoming a hot convenience item, the big G-Dub is certainly paying its cards right.
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Discover implements Google Wallet API

by: Mike AndriciAugust 17, 2012
Discover now makes it very easy for its customers to add their card to Google Wallet and start spending all that hard earned money of theirs!
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Google Wallet now works on Verizon Galaxy Nexus, lets you add any credit cards

by: Bams SadewoAugust 3, 2012

Even though the Galaxy Nexus is meant to be a pure Google device, Verizon couldn’t help putting some extra touches, including preventing the Google Wallet from running on the phone. It didn’t exactly stop creative folks from coming up with a workaround, though. However, the days of tinkering are over, as Google Wallet is now officially compatible with Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

Several users have reported that they have successfully downloaded and installed Google Wallet on their Verizon Galaxy Nexus – without any tinkering. So if you happen to do a search on the app at Google Play, you should no longer see the Verizon Galaxy Nexus listed as [...]

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