Google to show off mobile wallet for Android phones

| 25/05/2011

(BBC): Google is set to introduce a mobile payments platform that will turn its Android smartphones into a digital wallet. At an event in New York on Thursday, the tech giant is expected to show off the technology, called near field communication or NFC.The technology allows devices to "talk" to one another wirelessly. Consumers wave their phones in front of a reader at a checkout to pay for a purchase or to receive special offers.The Wall Street Journal has reported that the program will initially be launched in New York and San Francisco before being extended more widely across the US.

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