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Orange Quick Tap goes Android

Orange Quick Tap goes Android
Tim Green

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Devices / Android / April 12th 2012 at 3:35PM

Preparing to take the NFC payments system to Google platform in the next few weeks.

Quick Tap has been a relatively low profile mobile contactless project, even though it was one of the first to be rolled out commercially in Europe.

That was probably because it is available only on the underwhelming Samsung Tocco and Samsung Wave 578 handsets.

There have been whispers about the tech going to more devices, and now Orange has confirmed official it's coming to Android phones. It doesn't say which, although the Xperia S is on the ads.

Quick Taps supports transactions of up to £15 each, which will rise to £20 in June. It works with any NFC reader in the 70,000 UK outlets that accept the technology.

Jason Rees, director of mobile payments and ticketing for Orange UK, said: “When combined with the ability to use it with credit or debit cards from all the major UK banks, then even more people will be able to experience the simplicity and convenience of shopping with their phone."