The European Commission has approved a joint venture including Everything Everywhere, Telefonica, and Vodafone to bring “mobile marketing and wallet services” to the UK.
New and upgrading UK customers on Orange who opt for the Samsung Galaxy S3 can now enjoy NFC contactless payments thanks to a partnership with Barclaycard.
When it comes to personal payment systems, there are actually several options out there. For many people though, PayPal is still the king. The Paypal experience is one that is easy and works well across multiple platforms, including PC and mobile. Today, PayPal has announced a new version of PayPal Android app, further improving the experience for Android users. The newest version has a brand new theme and layout that is dramatically different, with its brown, orange and gray color scheme. The color scheme is designed to fit alongside new guidelines set for Google’s Holo UI.
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.
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.
It looks like France Mcdonalds, in the most unexpected fashion, is undertaking a beta testing phase with Paypal. There is an increasing interest in mobile payments, and it is certain the mega-chain does not want to be left in the dust.
The privy few who own a Nexus 7 got a surprise from Google yesterday, as a new small-ish update was pushed to the tablet. Thankfully, it’s not that dumbed down search feature that other high-profile... Android devices were getting, but it’s just a little something that allows you to tap, pay, and save with the Google Wallet app on your Nexus 7.
You don’t think Google has embedded an NFC chip in the...
While we focused mostly on the announcements related to Google’s new flagship products during and after Google I/O – Google Nexus 7 and on Android 4.1 Jelly... Bean – these weren’t the only new things that came out of the developer conference.
In our initial Google I/O preview, we said we expected Google to unveil its rumored Google Wallet 2.0 mobil...
German security researcher Thomas Skora has developed an app that can read the details off a contactless credit / bank card using an NFC-enabled (near field communications)... handset. The app, which appeared briefly in Google Play before Google removed it, can read the card number, issue date, expiry date, and bank code from contactless cards.
Skora was only able to test h...
Admit it, we all feel slightly annoyed when the person in front of us at the checkout line pulls out cash from their wallet. We are living in a day and age when paying with “plastic”... has become the norm. An even simpler solution that is slowly gaining popularity is the option to pay via smartphone. All you have to do is scan the device at checkout, which has your credit card or debit...