On the back of rumours of an update coming to Google Wallet, it seems that another payments system could be on the way from Google, this time centred around Android. According to an article from Ars Technica, the new system, called Android Pay, will be built from the ground up for Android Developers. Android Pay will allow developers to more[Read More…]
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Google has announced that it’s partnering with US carriers AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless and their mobile payments company Softcard to help make Android users get better tap and pay functionality. They also added that they’ll be acquiring technology and IP from Softcard to make Wallet better, which might be of more interest to those of us in[Read More…]
Google Wallet has been kind of useless for Google outside of select markets; while it has facilitated the early days of mobile payments via NFC, it really hasn’t taken off in the way it could (and perhaps should have done). Apple, meanwhile, has launched Apple Pay and though it’s not in Australia yet either, it’s certainly looking pretty promising. A[Read More…]
UK residents over the age of 18 can now send each other money as easy as sending an email. When creating a new email, all they have to do it click or tap attach and chose the £ sign. This works with Google’s Wallet application. The best part is that it is free to send money! This would be great[Read More…]
Google Wallet promised to be the solution that would allow us to use our Android powered smartphones with NFC hardware as a virtual credit card, paying for goods without needing to use cash, our credit cards, or even pulling out our wallets. Last year, Beau Giles wrote up an excellent story for Ausdroid on how Google Wallet works, and how[Read More…]
The introduction of Tap & Pay in Android 4.4 has sparked the hopes of many Android users in Australia of an phone based NFC payment system such as that used in the US since the launch of Google Wallet back in September 2011, but as a traditionally US based service, will this work in Australia? The ability to use your[Read More…]
Earlier this year, it became known that Google Wallet was supplying customers’ personal information to developers following product purchases through Google Play. In a backend update to the Google Wallet merchant site, this data has now disappeared. Initial speculation, seemingly confirmed by Google employees, was that the detailed information was required to meet the requirements of taxation laws in different[Read More…]