PayPal demonstrate NFC Android widget

By Chris Dawson July 13, 2011 - 9:01 pm

Just a week after announcing the acquisition of Zong giving PayPal access to over 250 mobile carrier around the world they’ve demonstrated their first NFC (Near Field Communications) solution for Android handsets.

Money can now be transferred by typing a request to send or receive money into a widget and then simply holding phones together until a buzz indicates the request has been transmitted. Then it’s just a case of entering your PayPal password or PIN to complete the money transfer.

Currently the only Android phones to with an NFC chip built in is the Nexus S. That kind of limits the market for PayPal when they launch the widget later this year. However it’s expected that many future Android phones will have NFC chips built in and soon it won’t be just sending money to your friends by touching mobile phones – you’ll be using your NFC capable mobile phone to pay with PayPal wherever you see the PayPass symbol available.

Comments are closed.

Featured in this article from the Tamebay Guide – companies that can help you grow and manage your business.


PayPal Working Capital is a merchant cash advance linked directly to your PayPal account.

See More Companies >

Recent Comments

11 hours ago
Rob: @Alan I could not survive on my website alone yet but its doing ok and...
14 hours ago
Alan Paterson: @ Rob, its good that you are able to compete with ebay in terms of...
16 hours ago
Alan Paterson: All becomes clear as to WHY Amazon has been using this VTR crap. Without Valid Tracking...
17 hours ago
Rob: The big difference between own website and ebay, on ebay I have to deal with...