Google just announced 2 new products that is about to pave way for the next generation of mobile payment systems – Google Wallet and Google Offers.
Google Wallet will let you store credit cards, loyalty cards, etc and will let you pay for purchases with a single tap. Google Offers will use NFC to show you offers around you on your mobile.
At the launch, the only phone to support Google Wallet is the Nexus S 4G available on Sprint.
Google has partnered initially with MasterCard so if you have a Citi MasterCard, you can start using Google Walltet anywhere you see MasterCard PayPass. Here are a few Google SingleTap merchants you can use it with.
- American Eagle Outfitters
- Foot locker
- The Container Store
- Peets Coffee & Tea
- Jamba Juice
You can just tap your phone on the PayPass counter and you can put in your pin and pay for the transaction.
Google Nexus S 4G Features
Google’s flagship phone is the Nexus S. It comes packed with some amazing features
- Sprints 4G network speeds
- 1GHz Hummingbird processor
- 16GB internal memory
- 4-inch AMOLED Contour display – WVGA (480×800) – 235 ppi
- Capacitive touch sensor – Anti-fingerprint display coating
- Loaded with the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Voice Actions – get directions, write text messages, play music, make calls, etc.
- Latest versions of Google apps
- Measures 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.8mm
- Weights 131 grams
- Haptic feedback vibration
- Three-axis gyroscope
- Digital compass
- Proximity sensor
- Light sensor
- 1500 maH lithium ion Battery
- 5 MP 2560×1920 back facing camera – 720p video resolution – H.264, H.263 MPEG-4 video – autofocus – flash
- Front facing VGA camera (640×480)
- Hotspot enabled for upto 6 wifi devices
- Bluetooth 3.1 + EDR
- Assisted GPS
- microUSB 2.0 connector
Can you say wow? Google Nexus S 4G is one of tyhe most capable Android smartphones out there. And coming from Google, it is the choice for those who love unadulterated pure Google phone experience.
If you are in the market for a smartphone, do yourself a favor and check out this amazing feature-packed smartphone.