22 google nexus s phoneEver since Google brought the Nexus S onto the market with NFC capabilities, they’ve been pretty quiet with the pushing of NFC-services throughout the country (other than Hotspot they haven’t been doing much). But now it looks like they’re back on track with NFC again. According to a report from Bloomberg, the search engine giant will be testing a mobile-payment service at stores in New York and San Francisco sometime within the next 4 months. Shoppers with NFC-capable phones will be able to purchase goods without taking out their wallets – just placing their phones on a special cash-register device will be enough. It wasn’t mentioned what security measures will be taken to keep the service safe for everyone to use, but I have a feeling NFC-enabled phones are going to be high-priority targets for thieves when this feature becomes more common. After all, stealing a phone would mean a Gingerbread device and some cash to spend. Sounds too good to be true. Stay tuned for more updates.

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