Items tagged with Google Wallet

Google today rolled out yet another new payment service, Google Pay, which is available for Android devices via an app. Confused yet? Google Pay is Google's third mobile wallet in recent years and was designed to replace both Android Pay and Google Wallet. Google Pay brings the best of both worlds, allowing you to use the stored payment information from your Google account across all of the company's properties. That means it can be used for purchases within Chrome, for in-app purchases using Android devices or even handing subscription payments for YouTube Red or send payments to another person. And of course, NFC payments at cash registers around the country are also supported with Google Pay.... Read more...
The upcoming Google I/O Conference could see the company launch a new mobile payment system API, according to sources who spoke to Ars Technica. The new service, which would let users pay for items both at physical cash registers and online, is expected to be called Android Pay. Google’s Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology will let phones and other devices with Android Pay create transactions through register devices that have NFC technology. The Android Pay API will also let developers add payment buttons to their online stores. The competition between Apple and Google for mobile payments is heating up. Google has been making several moves to revamp its Google Wallet, including buying rival... Read more...
Google may have been one of the first to bring a wireless, mobile payment system to modern smartphones using NFC technology, but it was Apple that made the technology surprisingly easy-to-use and widespread courtesy of Apple Pay and Touch ID. When it comes to contactless payment made using American Express, MasterCard, and Visa accounts, Apple Pay currently captures two out of every three dollars spent. “Apple Pay is off to a very strong start, and the feedback that we're getting from both individuals and institutions is extremely positive,” bragged Apple CEO Tim Cook during his company’s most recent earnings call. “With all of this momentum in the early days, we are more convinced than ever... Read more...
Remember Google Wallet? The payment feature hit smartphones years ago, promising to replace your credit and debit cards. Google gave it a big push and even put an app on iOS, but Wallet didn’t get the traction many of us had expected. It’s been a different story for Apple Pay, which already has been popping up in Walgreens and other retailers across the country and recently signed JetBlue. Google isn’t throwing in the towel, though, and recently acquired payment provider Softcard to bolster its Wallet revival. (Image Source: denebola2025/flickr)Google is revamping Wallet to be a better competitor to Apple Pay, and will likely reintroduce the service around May, The Wall Street Journal reports.... Read more...
Americans have been enjoying NFC-based mobile payments for the past few years. Apple jumped on the bandwagon in fall 2014 with the release of Apple Pay, opening up the ease of mobile payments to millions more Americans. As mobile payments become more prevalent, and competing solutions began to plant their flags in the ground, it’d be nice to have a single terminal solution that would be able to accommodate everyone. Thankfully, Verifone agrees and just announced its awkwardly named PAYware Mobile e355. The PAYware Mobile e355 is a jack of all mobile point of sale (mPOS) terminal, supporting both NFC (supporting both Google Wallet and Apple Pay) and EMV. The mPOS also supports traditional magnetic... Read more...
The Apple Pay mobile payments service was announced alongside new iPhones back in September, and officially launched the following month. Apple Pay kicked off with support for Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards and has partnered with a number of financial institutions including Bank of America, CapitalOne, Chase, Citi, and Wells Fargo. Apple this week announced that it has signed up dozens of new financial institutions including Barclaycard, USAA, SunTrust, and TD Bank North America. All total, Apple Pay will support credit cards from issuing banks that encompass 90 percent of all credit card transactions conducted within the United States. As the number one smartphone OEM in... Read more...
We've heard Sprint might be working on a new wallet app that could compete with or replace Google Wallet, and now some leaked slides from Sprint seem to back up these rumors. From what we can gather from the slides obtained by Android Central, you'll need to enter a four-digit code to access information in your mobile wallet. After entering the pass code, you'll see the main screen with various options. If you tap the phone to a credit card reader, you'll see a screen with your credit cards instead of the main screen. When you're finished using the wallet, you'll see a brief animation while the wallet locks. The app also appears to have loyalty options; logos for Starbucks, Macy's, Barnes &... Read more...