Samsung launched its contactless payment service Samsung Pay in China just a couple of months ago, but now the service is being expanded within the region thanks to a new partnership with Ant Financial Services Group.
Mobile payments make sense on wearable technology, which is Fitbit has made a move to purchase Coin. Coin already created a credit card that would take advantage of NFC payments, so adding this technology to a fitness tracker is a natural move.
This purchase was recent, so don’t expect to see NFC payments make their way into any 2016 Fitbits. Beyond that, though? There’s a pretty good chance. Read more
Google announced Daydream as a VR platform, and that means they’ve created recommended specifications and hardware for the phones, headsets, and controllers that go along with that. Like with Android, though, Google is planning on making their own headset and controllers to lead the way. Read more
Google kicked off I/O 2016 on Thursday with some new details about VR, and one of the coolest new gadgets they announced was Jump. While Jump is technically several things (different cameras and software for filmmakers) it offers a quick and easy way to make tons of VR content. Read more
Qualcomm has announced that they’ll be partnering up with Google to embed Android directly into cars, specifically using automative-specific versions of some of their flagship processors. The goal is to create a platform for vehicle apps and services, which seems to be a step forward from Android Auto. Read more
Google has launched the Android N Developer Preview 3 as well as the Developer Preview for Android Wear 2.0.