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Hands-On with Google Wallet

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May 26, 2011, 2:14 PM   by Rich Brome
updated May 26, 2011, 2:16 PM

A quick tour of Google Wallet in action, using a Samsung Nexus S 4G for Sprint.

We saw a quick demo of the Google Wallet app, in use buying a soda at a vending machine. It's very simple, apparently merely transmitting the credit card number (and expiration date, etc.) to the vending machine.

Also shown is a bit of the Google Wallet interface, including last transaction amount, card balance, and the screen to add money to your Google ("GCard") prepaid account:

Check out the video to see it in action:

About the author, Rich Brome:

Editor in Chief Rich became fascinated with cell phones in 1999, creating mobile web sites for phones with tiny black-and-white displays and obsessing over new phone models. Realizing a need for better info about phones, he started Phone Scoop in 2001, and has been helming the site ever since. Rich has spent two decades researching and covering every detail of the phone industry, traveling the world to tour factories, interview CEOs, and get every last spec and photo Phone Scoop readers have come to expect. As an industry veteran, Rich is a respected voice on phone technology of the past, present, and future.


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May 27, 2011, 11:25 PM

Samsung S 4G Android

I just switched to T-Mobile and bought new Samsung S 4G Android phones for our family. I have spend about ten hours trying to download our telephone contact list to the new phone. I have tried to synch the phone with my older Blackberry, I have tried to Synch with Outlook on my computer and have tried everything I know to do. Our email addresses are with the family business and our domain name.

I talked to Samsung, and they said the phone was not capable of doing that. I am amazed that what appears to be a modern phone, cannot do a simple task like downloading my contact list. I have had phones that could do that as long as I remember. That certainly has worked with my our Blackberry’s on a regular basis.

If anyone knows how t...
What you have to understand is by todays standards, YOURE the archaic one. Once you get your contacts to Gmail, and let it do all the work of "syncing" them for you, youll realize why I say this.

All you need to do is export your outlook contacts ...
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