• Android Pay goes live in the UK
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[QUOTE=meppers;50346838]doesn't work on nexus 6 and up[/QUOTE] Just don't buy a nexus phone.
[QUOTE=karlosfandango;50351668]Just don't buy a nexus phone.[/QUOTE] Pretty sure the systemless root method works for Nexus devices, and to be honest, I think Nexus devices give you much of the advantage of rooting (lots of people just want closer to stock ROMs) anyway.
[QUOTE=ben1066;50352410]Pretty sure the systemless root method works for Nexus devices, and to be honest, I think Nexus devices give you much of the advantage of rooting (lots of people just want closer to stock ROMs) anyway.[/QUOTE] I haven't rooted my latest phone, just disabled the bloatware via the app menu, installed Nova Launcher for tweaking things I don't like. The app drawer scrolling horizontally has always annoyed me. I am looking at the Moto X Style as my next phone, nice big screen, good specs, customisable exterior and as close to stock as stock and at less than half the price of a Samsung S7.
[QUOTE=Morgen;50343770]Barclays is trying to push their own app, they only support Apple Pay because Apple don't let third party apps use NFC apparently.[/QUOTE] Funny story about that, they were desperately trying to get Intel to make an nfc system for the past 7 years just for them until Intel reorganized everything and killed it. Barclays will switch to android pay soon since apple pay is working out like rubbish for them, and lord knows when they'll have phone to phone nfc transactions, probably never.
[QUOTE=benbb;50348364]I think the idea is great. a) Chip and pin processing is slow; especially in more remote places like service stations and terminals using 3G/4G since it needs to connect to a remote server to confirm the transaction. Contactless is pretty much instant. b) I'm a big user of loyalty cards on my phone (e.g. Subway Subcard/KFC Colonels Club etc.). It saves me having to both get my wallet out and my phone at the same time. It makes sense to do it all with one device. c) It's great as a backup. If you go out without your wallet (unlikely, but never know it might happen) you're always going to be able to get some food/drink and pay for most things. Same for if you lose your card as well. d) It's actually more secure than contactless bank cards since you need to unlock your device first before you can use it. With contactless cards anyone with physical access can use it with no problem whatsoever.[/QUOTE] if they have shitty old terminals yes. pretty much all card terminals here use 3g/4g anyway and it's super fast if i forget my wallet, i'd forget my phone too never seen any contactless cards here, but then again i've been using my current one for like 5 years
With Lloyd's you have to be 18 for a contactless card but 13 for Android Pay
Ok so I registered, called my bank to verify and the app still saying verification needed.
[QUOTE=Giraffen93;50356673]if they have shitty old terminals yes. pretty much all card terminals here use 3g/4g anyway and it's super fast if i forget my wallet, i'd forget my phone too never seen any contactless cards here, but then again i've been using my current one for like 5 years[/QUOTE] Personally I always keep my phone with me, not so much my wallet. Contactless cards are everywhere in the UK. It's faster to tap your phone against a terminal (especially if you are using fingerprint to unlock with a decent fingerprint reader) than it is to pull your card out, put it in the machine, enter your pin and then put it away again.
[QUOTE=Morgen;50356796]Personally I always keep my phone with me, not so much my wallet. Contactless cards are everywhere in the UK. It's faster to tap your phone against a terminal (especially if you are using fingerprint to unlock with a decent fingerprint reader) than it is to pull your card out, put it in the machine, enter your pin and then put it away again.[/QUOTE] don't you have to put in a pin on your phone still? doesn't sound very secure at all if it isn't
[QUOTE=Giraffen93;50356870]don't you have to put in a pin on your phone still? doesn't sound very secure at all if it isn't[/QUOTE] Nope, just unlock the phone. If the transaction is more than £30 you will need to verify it again with your fingerprint or a pin code though. It's probably more secure than chip and pin since the details sent to the card reader can only be used one time so even if someone intercepted the data they wouldn't be able to do anything with it.
I don't think contactless cards are anywhere in Europe beside the UK. When I was back home in Lithuania, I asked at the bank (SEB, I'm sure Scandinavians will know) if do they contactless cards and they told me they never heard of it.
[QUOTE=Crhem van der B;50356926]I don't think contactless cards are anywhere in Europe beside the UK. When I was back home in Lithuania, I asked at the bank (SEB, I'm sure Scandinavians will know) if do they contactless cards and they told me they never heard of it.[/QUOTE] This being another reason for the Brexit, Europe is so last year.
[QUOTE=Crhem van der B;50356926]I don't think contactless cards are anywhere in Europe beside the UK. When I was back home in Lithuania, I asked at the bank (SEB, I'm sure Scandinavians will know) if do they contactless cards and they told me they never heard of it.[/QUOTE] We have those in Croatia too.
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