Google Wallet app update has hit the Play Store. Essentially, this brings the Play Store version of the Wallet up up to what Nexus 5 users had, at least feature wise. The version numbers are different. The Nexus 5 has Wallet version 2.0-R137-v13-RELEASE while the new Play Store version is coming as 2.0-R133-v14-RELEASE. Version number specifics aside, Google has also updated the support page with mention of Kit Kat.
Google+ is being updated today, bringing some bug fixes along with a few new features. The feature updates have a lot to do with the Google+ Photos app, as Google prepares itself as a contender for your photo storage and sharing hub. The update also brings changes to “Locations”, should you find yourself using it.
ASUS is introducing a new earbud-type headset that, in today's wireless age, focuses on easy wireless connectivity with smart devices. Sporting the latest connectivity options, the ASUS EB50N NearField Headset simplifies connecting with more than one device while still delivering crisp and clear audio.
Google Wallet recently, and the change made to the NFC hardware in the Nexus 7, many wondered just how Google planned to move forward. Would they simply get rid of Wallet, change it drastically, or try and forge a new path. The answer still isn’t entirely clear, but with Android 4.4, we get a few more clues as to the future of Google’s payment system.
Android 4.4 KitKat, with a shiny new Nexus 5 smartphone hopefully in tow. With nothing left to do but wait, we shift our eyes towards last minute leaks that help form a picture of what the next Android version will be about.
IBM is claiming that current systems are already getting a bit old and should be updated to a mobile device era. And the technology that will do just that is already present in most Android phones: Near-field communications or NFC.
Mobile payment solutions are as scattered as they are hard to use. Google has Wallet, which hasn't found much footing. There are various card readers like Square, but those still require a card to swipe. Then there’s Isis, the mobile payment solution from Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. That service was set to launch by the end of the year, and it looks like the launch is coming soon.
confirmed the news today on their site in a quick blog post. Bump is a bit like Android Beam or S-Beam for sharing files, although it's all done in the cloud.
Sony's new WG-C20 Portable Wireless Server combines so many features that it sounds like a dream come true. More than simply letting you easily access files stored in SD cards or USB, it even streams video, music and images to your smartphone as well as your friends' devices. And it doubles as a portable charger, too!
Sony is surely paying attention. We know they have a few neat new lens accessories that will attach to smartphones, which we're expecting them to announce on September 4th, and yesterday they revealed a new point-and-shoot camera with easy NFC pairing to our Android devices.