Google releases a new version of Google Wallet dumps NFC requirement

When the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s were announced, people in the office I worked on commented, "And it doesn't have NFC?!?!?" Looks like Google is slowly moving away from NFC, or at least hedging their bet in case adoption stalls.

Overall, I've only heard negative comments from my Android friends about the new iPhone presentation. A funny thing I've always noticed, and just realized, regarding my Android using friends: they always want to talk about how much better Android is than an iPhone (not iOS, but the iPhone). It's as if they need to justify the choice they've made on the phone they are using. All I can say to their criticism is if it works for you then great. An iOS device just happens to fit my needs.

Why I Hate Android

All of this backstory knowledge fuels my rage. When I see Google talk about how “open” the platform is, setting it up as the foil to the “closed” (and framed as “evil”) iPhone, I want to scream and rip someone’s head off. It’s not only the most extreme example of being disingenuous that I can ever recall seeing — it’s nuclear bullshit. 

Good read on MG Siegler's tumblr page. I personally haven't used an Android phone. But I think I would get frustrated with the lack of official updates to the phone, knowing updates could and should be available.