Video: Google Wallet In Action
Tap, pay, and go. That’s how simple Google wants to make Google Wallet for NFC-capable Android phones. To demonstrate just how easy the process should be, Google was kind enough to give us a demo in its NYC cafeteria. And it works pretty well. Check out the video below and let us know if you’d ditch your wallet for Google Wallet. Using a Coke vending machine and a Nexus S, a Google rep entered a pin on the phone and then placed the handset next to the vending machine. It took a couple of taps for the Google Wallet transaction to register, but it’s easier than inserting bills. Then we selected our beverage and–volila–the Coke came rolling down. Google is also working with Subway, Macy’s, and American Eagle Outfitters as part of its trial, which will take place in New York and San Francisco and first.
As for security, you can set the Nexus S so that you need to enter your pin every time or–if you’re going to be shopping all day–you can make it so that your phone only asks for a PIN after a certain period of time. (If you’re worried about losing your phone, though, we say entering the PIN every time is the way to go.) Check out the video below and let us know if you’d ditch your wallet for Google Wallet.
This story was provided by Laptopmag.
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