Thursday, April 25, 2013

Android NFC + Paywave in Australia = Suck

Just picked up a Samsung 9305 and am raging that Google Wallet isn't officially available in Australia for Android (where there's a will however...).

For those of you that don't know, Google Wallet allows you to process online transaction (who cares - I've got paypal and a credit card) but also let's you bind a Credit Card to your Google Account as well as to an NFC chip on your Smart Phone (such that you can use your smart phone at POS terminals that support Paywave).

In theory everything that uses NFC should be able to be associated with an account and an NFC chip ID.

Unfortunately, it appears that this is too hard to implement in Australia right now, most like due to Australian Government finance laws.

Come on Google. If anyone can make this happen, it's you.


Also, on a side note, have the day off and am watching Crank.

If this isn't the best movie ever, I don't know what is.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe the government can't be bothered going to the effort of changing the law cause they figure Google will probably just turn around and discontinue Google wallet as soon as they do..

    I'm not jaded :P