Google Wallet iOS App Update Enables Contact Payments

Google Wallet iOS App

A new update to the Google Wallet iOS application has today enabled the ability for users to easily send and receive money from contacts on their mobile devices.

The new update has been designed by Google to simplify money transfers between users throughout the US and follows on from the launch of Android Pay earlier this month.

Watch the video below to learn more about the new Google Wallet application and the features you can expect to enjoy. Google explains :

The new Google Wallet makes it easy to send money to anyone in the US with an email address, even if they don’t have Wallet. It’s fast, easy, and free to send directly from your debit card, bank account, or Wallet Balance.

Google Wallet comes with 24/7 fraud monitoring and covers 100% of all verified unauthorized transactions. If your Wallet Card is ever lost or stolen, you can cancel it using the Google Wallet app

New Google Wallet features and fixes include :

• Completely rebuilt the app to make it easier than ever to send and request money.
• Cash out directly to your debit card.
• Removed support for loyalty cards, gift cards and offers.

LG G4 Set to Receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Starting Next Week

A recent report citing LG’s support documents had indicated that the flagship smartphones, the LG G4 and LG G3, could be among the first handsets apart from Google’s Nexus and Android One devices to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update. LG on Thursday finally announced the Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout plans for the LG G4.

According to the South Korean handset maker, the G4 users in Poland will be the first to receive the latest Android OS update beginning next week. LG further confirmed that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow will next rollout to markets including Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The company however clarified that the specific details of the upgrade and receiving models will be revealed in individual markets.

Some of the new features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow (previously just Android M) include revamped app permissions; Google Now on Tap feature; new Chrome feature that will change the Web experience for Android users; new ways to handle Web links; Android Pay mobile payment system is now official with Android M; new fingerprint APIs for developers to add into their apps, New Silent feature for sound and vibrate mode as well as a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode to block all sounds or only alarms and notifications, and battery saver features called Doze that will make Android devices smart about managing power. Some of the other additions include new RAM manager, adoptable storage devices, new app drawer, auto backup and restore for apps, and support for USB Type-C ports.

Announcing the update, Chris Yie, Vice President and Head of Marketing Communications for LG Mobile Communications Company said, “By working closely with Google, LG has been able to bring Android 6.0 to the G4 ahead of any of our competitors. While speed alone isn’t an indicator of great service, it does go a long way toward giving consumers the confidence that LG is committed to its existing customers first.”