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Google Wallet launching on all Android 2.3 or later phones in the U.S., but NFC payments still missing on most carriers

Newsbrief by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday September 17, 2013.

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Google Wallet released an update today that I've already covered in a separate post. I've since learned that Wallet will work on all Android 2.3 or later handsets in the U.S., regardless of carrier, but with some limitations. Google Wallet was previously blocked by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon in favor of their Isis joint venture. AllThingsD reports the latest version of Wallet still won't support NFC payments on AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon phones, but they will be downloadable because they support sending payments to individuals and using loyalty cards. Wallet's NFC-based capabilities will continue to work only on select devices that already support it.

via: AllThingsD

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