PayPal launches Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor payments in 25 countries, Gear apps

Just minutes after we told you aboutAliBaba's similar plans, PayPal announced that fingerprint-basedpayments using the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner are nowavailable 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 25countries haven't been specified anywhere, so it's pretty muchanyone's guess where the functionality is available.

PayPal's system works by letting S5owners log-in and authorize payments with a swipe over thesmartphone's home button. No password entry fields, no dotted-outpasswords, and hopefully, no worries are to be found from now on. AsPayPal has always been heavily scrutinized for its securitypractices, the company is enthusiastically communicates the system'srobustness. John Lunn, "Chief Wizard" of PayPal X UK, commented:

As for PayPal's wearable apps, theywill let users check balances, receive notifications, and save offersfrom local businesses. Not that you can't use your smartphone forthese purposes, but smart-watches are more hip now. If you've everused the eBay app for the original Galaxy Gear, you know what toexpect. Meanwhile, the apps should be available for Gear owners soon,and they probably won't be limited to 25 countries.

via AndroidAuthority



10. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014 Why all the tech sites lie than we can not one-hand unlock on S5??? LOL. Never tired to bash Samsung with dirty tricks. (FPS is gimmick , though)

2. gamalielct

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

awesome way to use the fingerprint sensor.... today i get my new s5 :D feling happy

9. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

yea im sort of jealous.

1. mturby unregistered

irrelevant question...which one is uglier, s3 or s5?

3. MEeee

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I rather choose either one of them than your ugly face.

4. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014


5. tomislav96

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 27, 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: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: May 15, 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: May 15, 2013

S5 forsure. that pimple-full back cover..... reminds me of diseases.

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