PayPal launches Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor payments in 25 countries, Gear apps
Just minutes after we told you about AliBaba's similar plans, PayPal announced that fingerprint-based payments using the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner are now available in 25 countries. In addition, apps for the Samsung Gear 2 and [LINK type="review" id="3650" title="Gear%20Fit"] are available too. Strangely enough, said 25 countries haven't been specified anywhere, so it's pretty much anyone's guess where the functionality is available.
PayPal's system works by letting S5 owners log-in and authorize payments with a swipe over the smartphone's home button. No password entry fields, no dotted-out passwords, and hopefully, no worries are to be found from now on. As PayPal has always been heavily scrutinized for its security practices, the company is enthusiastically communicates the system's robustness. John Lunn, "Chief Wizard" of PayPal X UK, commented:
As for PayPal's wearable apps, they will let users check balances, receive notifications, and save offers from local businesses. Not that you can't use your smartphone for these purposes, but smart-watches are more hip now. If you've ever used the eBay app for the original Galaxy Gear, you know what to expect. Meanwhile, the apps should be available for Gear owners soon, and they probably won't be limited to 25 countries.
1. mturby (unregistered)
irrelevant question...which one is uglier, s3 or s5?
3. MEeee (Posts: 284; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I rather choose either one of them than your ugly face.
4. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)
5. tomislav96 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
lol, as a owner of s3, i describe my device as one of the most beautiful, also the pebble blue color its just wonderful in sunshine.
6. Finalflash (Posts: 1912; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
I disagree, I believe it looked best in dark environments where it looked a bit navy bluish (used to own it).
8. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
as a post s3 owner, i would describe it as soap. rounded soap. s4 was much better looking but then s5 went back to being rounded.
7. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
S5 forsure. that pimple-full back cover..... reminds me of diseases.
2. gamalielct (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
awesome way to use the fingerprint sensor.... today i get my new s5 :D feling happy
10. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Why all the tech sites lie than we can not one-hand unlock on S5???
Never tired to bash Samsung with dirty tricks.
(FPS is gimmick , though)