Sprint Welcome 10 Different Handsets with Google Wallet This Year
Google is recently stated that it’s digital payment service, Google Wallet, should be available in 10 different smartphones from Sprint this year.
For your information, Google Wallet is an application that can be retrieved from the Android Market. It is worked with the help from a special chip called as NFC, stands for Near Field Communication. Aside from allow users to transfer data by tapping their handsets with other device, NFC is can also utilized for paying services or goods by tapping your handset at supported checkout counters in some retail stores.
Sadly, this amazing features is only compatible with handsets that packed with NFC chip and we’re not seeing lot of device shipped with such kind of chip these days. So far, Sprint only posses Samsung Nexus S as it’s only NFC handset. The device was already released in San Fransisco and New York on September last year. Google Wallet would also available the moment after Samsung Galaxy Nexus arrive at their inventory later this year.
Osama Bedier, vice president of Google Wallet and Payments, is recently make a statement during Google’s MWC 2012 campaign in Barcelona. He noted that the Google Wallet should support 10 more smartphones this year. Aside from Galaxy Nexus, the digital payment service should be available for LG Viper too.
Latest report suggest that Google has already make some talks with operators, smartphone OEMs, and other stakeholders. Google Wallet is already receive support from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile. The service should go live in selected markets this year, including Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City.