Google and Sprint have officially unveiled Google Wallet, an Android "digital wallet" that enables payments with a smartphone in much the same way people use credit cards today. Rather than swiping a credit card at the cash register, you tap your phone on a retailer's NFC (near-field communications) reader. The Wallet app can be …
I have a feeling this is old stuff for Nokia only they never managed (or did they) to do anything with it.
Do not want.
(Fortunately I don't have a capable phone. And if I did, I certainly wouldn't configure it.)
So I can't charge anything to my account if I don't have charge?
If NFC stations could double up as a quick wireless induction chargers, I might have been slightly interested.
I believe it's supposed to work even when the phone's switched off - at least that's what I gathered when initially reading about it some time ago. This would go against there being a password-protected app though... can anyone clarify the situation?
Pint, because I look forward to buying them with NFC and not returning home after a session weighed down with about £20 in change...
- NASA boffin: RIDDLE of unusual BULGE FOUND ON MOON is SOLVED
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015
- BuzzGasm! Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS
- China in MONOPOLY PROBE into Microsoft: Do not pass GO, do not collect 200 yuan