But how open is this?
Google Inc. says Verizon Wireless is keeping it from building its new mobile payments application into a new line of smartphones powered by the search giant’s Android operating system.
Verizon, which is pushing a competing mobile payments platform, will begin selling the Galaxy Nexus this month. But the smartphone, developed by Google and Samsung Electronics Co., but it won’t include the Google Wallet, a payment and rewards app that is key to Google’s attempt to tap the local-business advertising market.
And, while we are on the topic of Android, some of its openness leads inexorably to huge security risks.
- Verizon blocks Google Wallet from first phone to run new version of Android (mercurynews.com)
- Verizon Wireless nixes Google Wallet in new phone (usatoday.com)