Google launches mobile payment platform called Android Pay; Samsung launches Samsung Pay

Google Wallet

Google’s announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, that it’s launching a new mobile payment platform, Android Pay. The service will allow¬†third party companies to build payment services into their Android apps, and let users pay for purchases with their smartphones. This isn’t a stand-alone app, but the service will be built … Read more

Anthony looks for a new prepaid smartphone

As the subject line states, I’m looking to once again upgrade to a better smartphone. But first, a look back over my history with smartphones: Fall 2009: I bought my first-ever smartphone, a first-generation Palm Pre running WebOS. While things initially went well enough (despite wondering if going with WebOS over then-version-1.x-era Android was worth … Read more