Written Android App Review
The new Google Wallet technology is set to make it possible to combine an Android cell phone with a person’s credit cards. The phone will then be used as virtual credit cards. This will help to revolutionize the way people shop, adding an efficient layer of convenience.
There are thoughts that the new Google Wallet will eventually replace the way everything is done in a store – including the use of loyalty cards. Added to the fact that the Smartphones have replaced the need for diaries and MP3 players, the only thing you will need to have is your cell phone and keys in your pocket.
However, there are some downsides to this phone. Currently the Google Wallet is only available on one phone – the Nexus S 4G. Also, only Sprint currently offers the phone. At the same time, there are only a handful of providers who will make it possible to add credit cards onto it and not all companies will accept it as a form of payment. So it is not worth ditching the wallet and money just yet. The Google Prepaid Card and the Citi MasterCard are the two that are currently available. There are currently plans to make the Visa card possible, along with Discover and American Express.
There are still a number of things to think about when using this form of technology. The first one is: what will happen if you lose your phone? There needs to be a form of security to prevent thieves from getting their hands on your credit card details and using the Google Wallet to pay for items. This has been answered through the introduction of a PIN code. The user of the phone will need to enter this before being able to access the credit card and make any payments.
This will also make it much easier for people to go through their cash quickly. There are no chances of conveniently leaving credit cards at home to avoid using them and less chance of being able to check the balance before you spend.
Overall this remains an interesting advancement in merchant and payment technology, and we remain excited to see how Google Wallet evolves.
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