Google Wallet Bypasses Carriers With NFC Innovation

Google has introduced platform support for NFC-based transactions through Host Card Emulation with the release of Android 4.4, Finextra reported on November 1.

Google’s mobile wallet has faced difficulties in the U.S., as carriers such as Verizon have refused to provide firmware support for its applications on the secure element in NFC chips.

With the new upgrade, however, all Android device apps can emulate NFC smart cards, completed NFC transactions without a secure element.

For more on what this innovation means for the mobile wallet Isis, read the full report here

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