mobile payment

Big surprise: Android Pay coming your way

Google has formally announced something we already knew was coming anyway. Android Pay is real and is here. Google's latest attempt to cash in, no pun intended, on the mobile wallet trend tries to learn from the reasons that Google Wallet failed. Practically, this means that it has partnered with major payment networks, banks, carriers, and retailers even before it launched, ensuring that it will not only have an audience but also somewhere that audience can use it, whether it be an online purchase or a brick and mortar buy.

Samsung Wallet to cease operations on June 30

Mobile payment is still relatively new but there are only a few services that have been successful in the industry. Unfortunately, Samsung Wallet won't be in that category as Samsung is about to discontinue the payment service only after a little more than two years. It was developed as a mobile app which was immediately marked as an Apple Pay rival.

Pay with OpenTable now ready for Android

OpenTable has been making restaurant reservations easier and faster especially since it was added to Google Glass last year and with the recent update released only last month. Well, the app's development team is adding another new feature that allows mobile payments. Pay with OpenTable is now available for download so you can reserve and pay for your dinner right on your Android smartphone.

Google confirms Android Pay framework, MVNO network

Google announcements at major tech events are always worth noting, and at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, they made some major announcements that may not have been the "sexiest" but will definitely have a major impact on not just users but OEMs and their future partners as well. Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed several things, including the setting up of an Android Pay framework as well as the possibility of their own MVNO network.

Samsung Pay now official, will debut on new Galaxy S 6, S 6 edge

Last year, we said that Samsung was looking at payment process through smartwatches. We first thought it would be partnering with PayPal but as it turned out, the South Korean giant went ahead to acquire LoopPay. The company was all set to rival Apple Pay and Google Wallet. And since the newest flagship phone was revealed by Samsung over the weekend, the tech giant is also introducing the official mobile payment system called Samsung Pay.

AOL OnePoint Mobile helps keep online identity protected

With so many websites that require registrations and logging in, you are bound to have numerous usernames and passwords. That's okay because because people are assured of secure transactions most of the time but remembering all those online passwords can be quite a challenge. Honestly, I don't write down my passwords. I just try to store them in my memory. If I have no choice and am given a difficult to remember code, I write it on Notepad. Not a good idea I know but it's the most convenient way for me.

Google Wallet partners with Softcard and other mobile carriers

Ever since the tap and pay feature for Google Wallet was introduced almost four years ago, mobile payments and e-commerce have improved immensely. With the Google Wallet app on Android device, anyone can make e-payments by simply tapping the phone as long as NFC payment is allowed. Samsung may be ready to take on Google Wallet by acquiring LoopPay but the Mountain View company continues to also improve its system by partnering with the biggest innovators in the mobile industry.

Samsung acquires LoopPay, to rival Google Wallet and Apple Pay

September last year, Samsung was reportedly looking at a payment process through smartwatches. Nothing has materialized yet but the closest the South Korean giant introduced was the PayPal fingerprint secured payments coming to the Galaxy S5. Looks like Samsung is finally stepping up, hoping to rival Apple Pay and Google Wallet, with the announcement that it has acquired LoopPay. We heard of this rumor a few weeks ago and as it turns out, the story is true and LoopPay is joining Samsung's mobile branch.
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