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Google Wallet

Google Wallet hacked to run on Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus

December 16th, 2011

We were able to successfully get Google Wallet running on the HSPA+ version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus without too much trouble, but the big news over the past few weeks was that Verizon would be blocking the app from its version of the hotly anticipated handset. Well, if you don’t mind rooting your phone …

Intel inks deal with French NFC chip maker

December 14th, 2011

Intel doesn’t have much of a presence in the mobile phone market right now, but that could change soon. The Santa Clara-based company announced recently that it has reached a deal with Inside Secure in which the French chip maker will supply Intel with NFC chips for upcoming products. “We are highly interested in NFC but …

Google Wallet doesn’t properly protect personal data, security firm says

December 13th, 2011

Security firm ViaForensics recently said Google Wallet does not properly protect personal data, including credit card balance information, on a rooted Nexus S smartphone. Google Wallet is an NFC-based mobile payment system for Android that is accepted by a number of retailers in the United States. It is currently only officially available on the Nexus S …

Google Wallet comes to Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unofficially)

November 28th, 2011

Many of us wondered why Google’s new flagship Galaxy Nexus doesn’t support Google Wallet, an NFC-based payment service that the company introduced a few months back. Since Google Wallet is only available in the United States at the moment, it makes sense that it isn’t supported on the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus. Google Wallet also will …

More than 50% of all smartphones will be NFC enabled in 2-3 years

November 22nd, 2011

We’ve been hearing that smartphones will transform into mobile wallets “any year now” for at least the past five years. But with the introduction of the Google Nexus S, Google Wallet, the ISIS initiative, and a handful of smartphones with integrated NFC, it looks like the technology is finally poised to take off. According to …

NFC chip shipments may surpass 1.2 billion units by 2015

October 24th, 2011

Market research firm In-Stat released a report on Monday that suggests NFC chip shipments will grow dramatically during the next several years as an increasing number of mobile devices adopt near-field communications (NFC) technology. In-Stat said NFC chip shipments will surpass 1.2 billion units by 2015, the same year the technology is expected to reach …

New Jersey Transit to support Google Wallet mobile payments

October 19th, 2011

New Jersey Transit will soon introduce limited support for Google’s NFC-based mobile payment system, Bloomberg Businessweek reported on Wednesday. Google Wallet is currently only available on one handset, Sprint’s Nexus S 4G, and supports a handful of retailers including Foot Locker, Macy’s, Jamba Juice, Walgreens and Subway. Commuters will be able to use the handset to …

Google Wallet now supported by seven new retailers [video]

October 19th, 2011

Google recently announced that its Google Wallet NFC mobile payment service now accepts a host of new retail locations, including American Eagle Outfitters, Foot Locker, Jamba Juice, Guess, The Container Store, Toys”R”Us and OfficeMax. Previously, the payments were only accepted in a handful of Walgreens and Subway sandwich stores in San Francisco and New York. …