News by Dan Seifert on Wednesday September 21, 2011.
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Isis, the joint venture for mobile payments supported by Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile, has revealed that its software will work on Android handsets, despite the existence of Google Wallet. Isis will also have the advantage of working on other platforms in addition to Android.
Speaking to PCMag, Jaymee Johnson, head of marketing at Isis, said:"It's safe to say that when Isis launches we'll have multiple payment networks, multiple issuers, multiple handsets, multiple operating systems, multiple manufacturers." When asked for clarification as to whether Android would be included, Johnson responded "Yes. Even Android."
Google has left it open as to whether or not it will bring Wallet to platforms other than Android, but it is dependent on certain hardware specifications. At the moment, Wallet is only available on the Google Nexus S 4G smartphone, and Google has not revealed plans to bring it other handsets yet. Isis is expected to launch its service in early 2012.
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