T-Mobile announced that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II can expect a small update coming shortly, with brings with it some bug fixes and “ISIS/NFC update”. While phone
owners are always happy to have their phones become less buggy, it’s that second part that could foreshadow bigger things. Verizon, AT&T, and (yes) T-Mobile have been working on ISIS for quite a while now - ISIS is a digital payment system
, a competitor to Google Wallet and, and to what Paypal seems to want to become. With this update, T-mo’s GS2 may become the first handset to be ISIS ready.
ISIS has been undergoing extensive testing
– its carrier backers clearly want to make sure their system works before they release it. But now that an existing phone is getting updated to work with it, we may be looking at a rollout of ISIS to real customers. And maybe if ISIS finally sees a release, Verizon will stop blocking its competitors on its own network.
source: Android Police