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Google opens digital Wallet on Nexus S phones

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 …
Cade Metz, 20 Sep 2011
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Skype brings cross-platform video to Android

Skype's Android client now supports cross-platform video calling, so mobile users can see desktop users and no one has to feel jealous of Apple's FaceTime any more. The new capability is limited to four models of Android handset, the Desire S, Xperia Neo and Pro and (of course) the Nexus S, but if you have one of those phones …
Bill Ray, 30 Jun 2011
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Denmark gets its own NFC consortium

The four Danish network operators have banded together to create a standard NFC platform, and admitted that it is the threat from Google that has driven them to do so. The four networks – TDC, Telenor, TeliaSonera and Three – have banded together to create a standard, SIM-hosted, platform for NFC applications, much like the …
Bill Ray, 27 Jun 2011

Google preps mobile payments launch

Reporters in New York are dusting off their outdoor clothes for a Google “partner event” which rumours day will be the venue for the launch of a mobile payments platform. Mobile payment is a Holy Grail of the tech sector: phone makers get a feature that will differentiate their devices for a week or so; the card giants get a …
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HTC's UK repair centre suffering long delays, confusion

HTC has admitted its UK service centre is failing to repair and return handsets on schedule, but tells us the problems will soon disappear thanks to its new service centre. Until then some HTC customers are being asked to wait almost two months for fixes that were promised in 10 days, and they are the lucky ones. Others report …
Bill Ray, 18 May 2011
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Google Places puts QR Codes on the shelf

Google has become a Principal Member of the NFC Forum, just as Google Places drops support for the lower-tech, but cheaper to implement, QR Codes that do much the same thing. QR Codes are 2D bar codes designed to be scanned with a phone's camera and take the user to a specific URL, but despite mailing them out to 100,000 US …
Bill Ray, 31 Mar 2011
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RIM ruffles operator features with NFC play

RIM is the latest manufacturer to pitch NFC as something that bypasses network operators to the advantage of manufacturers, rather to the annoyance of said operators. The Wall Street Journal has been talking to network operators in Canada and America who are unhappy with RIM's plan to embed an NFC secure element into …
Bill Ray, 18 Mar 2011
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Android phone to replace shop till

Alcatel-Lucent has demonstrated Google's Nexus S being used to accept a Near Field Communications (NFC) payment, showing that NFC can do more than replace a customer's wallet. Mobile phones are going to replace physical wallets, but for taking payments, merchants still use expensive readers bought (or hired) from the banks. …
Bill Ray, 28 Feb 2011
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Google opens Android front in Zuckerberg data war

Google has opened up yet another front in its longstanding war with Facebook over who gets to know who your friends are, updating its Nexus S Android phone so that the handset's contacts application no longer dovetails with Mark Zuckerberg's social networking behemoth. Mountain View is still unhappy with Facebook's refusal to …
Cade Metz, 24 Feb 2011
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Vodafone nabs new Nexus

Vodafone has got its hands on the Google-Samsung Nexus S - reviewed here. The second-generation Googlephone is currently available through Carphone Warehouse, which is selling it for a whopping four pence less than it was before, provided you pay a £10 pay-as-you-go top-up. Carphone Warehouse generous Nexus S discount …
Hard Reg, 7 Feb 2011
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Google Nexus S out Wednesday

Carphone Warehouse is knocking back the release of the Samsung-Google Nexus S a couple of days. You'll pay £430, if you buy it sans Sim when it arrives on Wednesday, 22 December. If you can get your mitts on it at all. Both CW and Best Buy, which is also selling the Nexus S in the UK, said onmly "key" stores will have stock. …
Tony Smith, 20 Dec 2010
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Google unloads Nexus S Gingerbread phone

The "Pure Google" Nexus S, announced Monday, enters an increasingly crowded, turbulent smartphone marketplace in which the eventual winner — or winners — are far from certain. "The volume and variety of Android devices continues to surpass our wildest expectations — but we're not slowing down," wrote Android honcho Andy Rubin …
Rik Myslewski, 7 Dec 2010
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Nexus One resuscitated as 'Pure Google Nexus S'

Rumors of a Google Nexus One resurrection refuse to die. On Thursday, as noticed by Phandroid, US electronics retailer Best Buy published a page to its website indicating it will soon offer a "Pure Google" phone known as the "Nexus S." The thought of Pure Googleness gives us the willies. But some people find it very comforting …
Cade Metz, 11 Nov 2010

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