/>
X

Google wants to revolutionize shopping (photos)

Google announces Google Wallet - a service that will turn your cell phone into a credit card.
|
zd-defaultauthor-andy7718.jpg
|
Topic: Mobility
6239384.png
1 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet

As expected earlier this week, Googleannounced the Google Wallet NFC payments program as well as the Google Offers open platform at its headquarters.

Using both Near Field Communications and geo-targeting technologies, Google already has several partners lined up, including Sprint, First Data, MasterCard and Citi.

Read Rachel King's blog for more on Google Wallet. And Larry Dignan looks at the pros and cons of Google's new way to shop.

6239388.jpg
2 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet

For Google Wallet, all you need is a phone, a scanning device and some willing retailers  - Google claims 300,000 merchants are ready to go.

6239392.png
3 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet

This is what your Google Wallet card would look like. Note, the credit card number isn't completely revealed.

6239417.jpg
4 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet

Paying the bill with your cell phone.

6239387.jpg
5 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet

Here's a larger terminal.

6239413.jpg
6 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet

While shopping you can be notified of a sale or look up prices.

6239381.png
7 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet

Google Wallet can offer some special sales on your cell phone's screen.

6239382.png
8 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet
6239383.png
9 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet

The information flow.

6239389.jpg
10 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet

Is this the future of shopping?

6239391.jpg
11 of 11 Andy Smith/ZDNet

Related Galleries

Sony Xperia Pro-I review: in pictures
sony-xperia-pro-i-1.jpg

Related Galleries

Sony Xperia Pro-I review: in pictures

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review: in pics
samsung-galaxy-s21-fe-7.jpg

Related Galleries

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review: in pics

Shokz OpenRun Pro review: in pictures
shokz-openrun-pro-13.jpg

Related Galleries

Shokz OpenRun Pro review: in pictures

Garmin Vivomove Sport review: in pictures
garmin-vivomove-sport-2.jpg

Related Galleries

Garmin Vivomove Sport review: in pictures

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review: in pictures
garmin-venu-2-plus-3.jpg

Related Galleries

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review: in pictures

Insta360 One X2 camera review: in pictures
insta360-one-x2-camera-1.jpg

Related Galleries

Insta360 One X2 camera review: in pictures

Moto Watch 100 review: in pictures
moto-watch-100-2.jpg

Related Galleries

Moto Watch 100 review: in pictures