Within the “next few weeks,” Google will allow Android Pay users to add their PayPal accounts as a payment method. As someone who has used PayPal for the better part of a decade or more, f*ck yeah! (more…)
With the launch of Android Wear 2.0, NFC support for mobile payments has been introduced. Does it make Android Wear more desirable as a wearable OS, though? (more…)
Android Wear 2.0 is slowly rolling out to your favorite smartwatches, but it’s also shipping on a new wave of devices. That new wave is pretty key to the success of one of Wear 2.0’s biggest features: Android Pay. In order to use Android Pay from your wrist, your watch needs an NFC chip and none of the old guys have one. Thankfully, most of the new guys do.
So for those curious about Android Wear watches that are capable of stepping into the card-less payment future we were promised years ago, we’ve put together a little list of the options. (more…)
Here’s something I didn’t expect to say coming into today: Verizon may have introduced the best Android Wear 2.0 watch today. It’s OK if you think I’m crazy while also not knowing what I’m talking about. You see, Verizon, mixed in with its announcement for the LG Watch Sport, announced its own Android Wear 2.0 watch to be released in March. The device sounds really, really promising, especially if you wish LG and Google had found a better middle ground between the Sport and Style. (more…)
After months of developer previews, Android Wear 2.0 is now ready for launch. Officially unveiled this morning by Google, the list of changes is quite large, so let’s dive into it and go over the features you can expect to find once your smartwatch is updated or you purchase one of those fancy new LG devices. (more…)