Google Wallet launched, brings NFC payments to smartphones

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Sep 19, 2011
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  1. Google has launched Google Wallet today, an Android app that turns your smartphone into a mobile payment system. The company announced the service in May and partnered with Citi, MasterCard,…

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,285   +901

    This looks pretty cool, how do they do it in Japan?
  3. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 215   +32

    In Japan, you just wave your phone over the scanning device and your good to go. The people I saw doing it didn't even open their phone. This is great technology.
  4. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 232

    this is great target for hackers
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,886   +1,222

    You know... if we'd been doing this for years and the new technology was a cell network where you could make regular phone calls from your electronic payment device you'd say the exact same thing.
  6. and a credit card is not ?

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