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Android Central 253: Pay the Piper


9nersfan3 you could also join the podcast and talk about building a wall around the Googleplex in order to keep the Apple immigrants out LoL

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Are we ust dismissing the fact that Google wallet had tap to pay for a while...I've done nfc payments for a while. But all of a sudden Android pay comes out and its a new thing again. From my understanding, its the same damn thing as Google wallet, just another name.

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You mean the part where I said several times that basically it's exactly like what we had a week ago, just prettier?

No, we're not dismissing that.

Yes I heard you say that and I wasn't solely basing this off you guys. I'm just speaking in general as everything I've read about it so far basically makes it seem like its this brand new thing...and i guess kinda how Russel was explaining it made it seem that way too.

I'm really just trying to understand if I'm missing something here and there is something actually new about it or different...

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You're thinking too hard about this. Just keep using it and loving it

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Yeah. It's just reheated Google Wallet leftovers with a fresh coat of paint. Still requires an NFC terminal, which aren't even close to ubiquity. Samsung Pay and the magnetic transmission it's capable of is where the real excitement belongs. It really is something special. Franks Diner in BFE Wyoming will work with Samsung Pay. Think about that for a minute.

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The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does NOT pay! The Shadow knows.......

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Before ISIS was updated to Softcard and then pulled, I was a happy user. That goes back and it worked great. Aside from mst technologies in Samsung pay, what has seriously changed?

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Phil, have you tried the LG G4 since the update? At least for T-Mo, H81110N is what the G4 should have been at release. It's no longer worthy of the lag-tag you give it today. LG actually fixed a problem, for once.

After getting the update on att, lag and missed taps are still here more than ever for me :/ sometimes making the phone unusable for a brief period of time.

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My unlocked LG G4 bought outright off Amazon 2 months ago for use in the Uk has never had any lag issues or missed taps. In fact it is by far the best phone I have ever had (S2-S4) and I have no regrets not buying the S6 I had set my heart on. I do not understand ACs dismisive attitude to the G4 or the repeated references to "Janky" software. My experience (incidently I purchased 2 G4s one for the wife) with the G4 has been a joy. With this phone it seems Android has finally reached maturity. I would appreciate AC revisiting this phone perhaps a non carrier branded version as I feel you are missleading potential LG customers and it might stop me shouting at the podcast!

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No change in lag since getting the update on my T-Mobile G4. I never had missed tap issues, though.

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Biggest difference I see is that carriers are no longer standing in the way. The carriers working along with banks were pushing the Isis payments system. That word didn't work out so well so it was changed to Softcard. It never really took off, so now Softcard has blended into Google Wallet, bringing along the carriers and banks. So now we have Google Pay. Kinda Google wallet with potential for greater mainstream adoption.

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Just a comment on the SW3. I've had mine almost a year and love it. It was the most future proofed watch out then and now. It had GPS, WI-FI, and NFC before Google supported them. On the battery, it just keeps getting better. I go from 6am to 11pm most days, and end with >55% left. I would say once a month or so I do experience drain by 7:30. For my needs there isn't a better option out there. It may not bee the most fashionable, but I still get many compliments.