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Gingerbread to usher Android into the mobile payment era

0. phoneArena 16 Nov 2010, 04:04 posted on

Google's CEO Eric Schmidt announced that the latest version of Android will be able to work with NFC chips inside smartphones to allow for contactless payments and product promotions on-the-fly...

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posted on 16 Nov 2010, 06:02

1. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats neat and worrysome at the same time. i dont think ill be doing that unless they figure out a way to remote wipe 100%, even if the crook switches sim cards.

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 09:27

2. calam (unregistered)


I second that - I'm sure we'd still have to type in PIN numbers and stuff. Otherwise if I lose the phone and have nowhere to call from to block all those services, will be greeted with a nice little bill at the end of the month...

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 13:45

4. ssjassassin (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


With credit card fraud the way it is today i'm surprised that this really bothers you. I would find it hard to not notify my credit card company once i lost my phone. I would also think that the card only works when it is in service with your phone number. I also would expect that you protect your phone with some type of password to prevent access without master resetting the phone. What will be hard is when your phone is dead and can not make a purchase at your local Walmart for tampons and diapers.

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 11:21 1

3. dvase (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Sep 2010)


It seems obvious to me that the next step is to integrate biometric identification, eg. fingerprint, facial recognition, etc., into the phone to prevent unauthorized access/payment.

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 21:31

5. bohannibal (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Aug 2009)


The only thing i would worry about is my phone dying because i know you would have to use a PIN every time you use this service and that makes it safer because if you lose your debt card they can just run it as a credit at any store this service is the one of the only things my phone is missing and a front facing camera but that to is coming in 2011 for verizon bye bye wallet :)

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