Android Pay

Is Facial Recognition Coming to Android Pay?

Is Facial Recognition Coming to Android Pay?

“…the code appears in the wake of the Hands Free pilot program, which Google recently shut down. That system used facial recognition, along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals, to verify Android Pay payments.” Facial recognition may be coming to Android Pay, though with limited applications, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The speculation is…

Google Aims To Go Hands Free, Scan Faces With Android Pay

Google Aims To Go Hands Free, Scan Faces With Android Pay

Google is testing out an experimental payment option for Android Pay based on facial biometrics. The company recently put out a call for participants for its new Hands Free project, which will operate in the South Bay area of Silicon Valley in cooperation with select merchants including McDonald’s and Papa John’s. One part of the project…

Australian Banks Pick Android Pay

Australian Banks Pick Android Pay

Google’s Android has come to terms with a few major Australian banks in negotiating the launch of its mPayment service in the country, according to a new Reuters report. While the company had indicated earlier this week that Android Pay would make its Australia debut in the first half of 2016, it’s now becoming clear…

Report: More mPayments for the Holidays

Report: More mPayments for the Holidays

This holiday season will see significantly more mPayment purchases, according to a new report from INSIDE Secure Research. The digital security solutions firm has conducted a survey of 1,217 American consumers, and found that of those respondents who had not made mobile purchases last year, 17 percent said they were planning to do so for their…

FPC Sensor Built Into Google Nexus Phones

FPC Sensor Built Into Google Nexus Phones

Google’s latest Nexus smartphones – the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, manufactured by LG and Huawei respectively – have been announced, each featuring the OneTouch FPC1025 fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards AB. The sensors have been integrated into the smartphones’ Nexus Imprint feature, which is Google’s flagship handset biometric security introduced with the new devices.…

Android Pay Gets US Launch

Android Pay Gets US Launch

Google has begun its US launch of Android Pay, its own mPayment platform. In an announcement on the Android blog, the company explained that the service will be “rolling out over the next few days, and this is just the beginning.” The service is currently compatible with any NFC-enabled Android mobile device running KitKat 4.4+,…

USAA Takes Advantage of New Android Tech

USAA Takes Advantage of New Android Tech

Financial services organization USAA has announced that its members will be some of the first in the US to use Google’s new Android Pay mPayment platform. Members who are VISA and MasterCard cardholders are going to be able to register their cards for use with Android Pay later this summer. As with the company’s introduction…