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The new Surface Duo doesn't have NFC support, here's why
Tap and Pay is MIA

The new Surface Duo doesn't have NFC support, here's why

Zac Bowden 9

Microsoft's new Surface Duo smartphone is available now for preorder, and begins shipping to customers in the U.S. starting September 10. It's a new form factor for Microsoft, bringing together the best of Surface with a new, dual-screen form factor powered by Android. Microsoft calls it a Surface, but it's also very much a phone, even though it's missing features like NFC. Here's why that's the case.

Google Wallet 'tap and pay' can work on any Android 4.4 device, but still requires a U.S. SIM

Google Wallet 'tap and pay' can work on any Android 4.4 device, but still requires a U.S. SIM

Andrew Martonik 51

Giving hope for the future of NFC payments rather than notably changing the way anything works today Changes in Android 4.4 KitKat are going to open up the possibilities of using NFC payments through Google Wallet, but it may not go as far as we would hope. Although the Google Wallet app itself has been opened to install on any device, the ability to use it for NFC payments (aka "tap...