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

MacBook Air on a table

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