Google is heading towards a mobile payment system that allows store customers to pay for their purchases at the cash register using their mobile phones. The service test method is planning to be tested at thousands of stores in San Francisco New York within four months.
And in this proposed system, Google is going to work with Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled phones. NFC allows a contactless payment card that is integrated into a phone.
Obviously, most phones have to be yet equipped with NFC technology, but it has already started with Nexus S, which went on sale last December. In NFC’s advantage, Apple has recently hired a NFC expert as well as Nokia and Google have told the public that they would support and use NFC’s technologies.