Verizon isn't playing nicely so that sort of rules that option out. Truthfully though, NFC is about much more than mobile payments. In fact, I would argue that even if I had Google Wallet on my Galaxy S III, that would probably be the least used NFC related feature.
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Google Wallet has been updated. The update brings a few changes, but unfortunately is not able to address the one issue that seems to be most annoying -- lack of carrier support. Google Wallet has gone up to version 1.6-R96-v13 and despite the previously mentioned issue, maintains support for devices with Android 2.3.3 or later.
Google Wallet block on Verizon Wireless today. There's been a lot of talk lately about this "secure element." Most of that talk is from Verizon who claims the secure element is the reason they don't allow Google Wallet on their network. What is that you ask? The secure element is in most new devices using NFC and securely handles credit card information, royalty cards, and everything else for mobile payments.
Google Wallet has been around for more than a year, but following its little bit of success and all of the drama with Verizon and other carriers has been rather interesting. With many of Verizon and AT&T's NFC equipped phones still not using the service it appears that the FCC is looking into things. Verizon has released a statement on the matter and it isn't looking good for Google.
Google were working on a completely different element to their Google Wallet NFC mobile payment solution. As you know, Google Wallet hasn't quite taken off as expected. Google's now getting ready to introduce a physical Google Wallet Card for NFC payments and more.
Android Police is reporting that there are some massive changes coming soon to Google Wallet. The news comes via an anonymous tipster who managed to get his hands on a leaked Google Wallet update, presumably the one Google was teasing last week. Are you ready for what Google has in store? As it turns out, Google may be gearing up to introduce physical Google Wallet cards.
Isis Mobile Wallet had launched in Salt Lake City and Austin with 9 supported devices on 3 different carriers. That's big news, but not one to be outdone, Google has started teasing an announcement of its own. It seems that Google Wallet is about to get an all new version, and with it, Google is looking to tackle all sorts of other markets.
Isis Mobile Wallet, you'll be pleased to know that the service launched in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas today. Even better is the news that nine handsets are supporting Isis from the start, so you've got some options when it comes to picking an Isis-ready phone. Since Isis is a team up between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, all you need to do is stop in at one of their stores and pick up your Isis-supported handset (provided you live in Salt Lake City or Austin, of course).
ISIS have actually confirmed the October 22nd launch date for their mobile payment system. After multiple tips, leaks, and rumors suggested it was coming soon today they've made it official. After multiple delays ISIS will finally launch on October 22nd in two test cities. Those being Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas.