Google taking mobile payments seriously, Wallet app to ship on most Android phones via Softcard deal

By Shawn Knight
Feb 23, 2015
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  1. Google's mobile payment system has been around for nearly three and a half years but has yet to make a serious impact in the industry. One of the main reasons for its low adoption rate is the fact that Google...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    That looks f*^king massive!!!!!!!!
  3. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 335   +199

    The pin pad? It's an Equinox L5300 pin pad. They're pretty big, but not massive. The picture is distorting it probably to emphasize the details like they do with cereal. The important bit is the blue (or sometimes black) dongle attachment on the top. If you see that attachment, you can use Apple pay or Google Wallet to pay for your transaction. It's pretty easy. Open your wallet app on your phone, select your card, and tap the dongle on the top and it pays for it. It's pretty neat. I've installed it at probably 30 stores. It hasn't gained much traction yet.

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