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Sprint will Add 10 Google Wallet Devices in 2012 (video)

 

Sprint will be adding ten new smartphones this year to its network that will come with Google Wallet. One of these smartphones will be the LG Viper.

Google Wallet is a service that uses NFC (near field communications) to make a wireless payment system using compatible devices located in retail stores, gas stations, coffee shops and more.  It works by allowing you to load up a card with an amount of money you designate.  Those card details are stored on your Android smartphone, and when in a Google-Wallet-accepting store, you simply tap on a sensor to make the payment.

Although Google Wallet launched last year, it has struggled to gain traction as the required NFC chip that allows contact-less payments to be made is only included in a couple of phones.  By adding ten more devices throughout 2012, it will raise the profile of the service.

As mentioned, the LG Viper will be one of the Sprint phones included in the line-up.  The Viper has a 4-inch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 5 megapixel rear camera.  It will run the older Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, although Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) will be available at a later date.

Check out the video…

http://youtu.be/DsaJMhcLm_A

David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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