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Google Debitcard for the Wallet App

As announce earlier, Google is looking into the card business. Now it is official: there is a Google Debit Card. This allows customers to use an ordinary plastic card in order to pay at MasterCard enabled terminals as well as withdraw money at an ATM from their Google Wallet Balance.

Host Card Emulation in Android 4.4 aka KitKat

This week Google announced version 4.4 of is mobile OS Android, also known as „kitkat“. One of the most existing features in this release is the so call „Host Card Emulation“ (HCE) mode. This allows application developers to developer software that simulates a smart card with having access to the secure element. In this case the Card Application is running on the host processor. Thus it is call „Host Card Emulation“.

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