Google has acquired the technology from mobile wallet company Softcard, which it will be combining with its Google Wallet service in the USA.
It means that customers buying an Android phone from AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless will have the Google Wallet NFC payment app pre-installed.
In July the US-based Isis mobile wallet announced plans to rename its service following the rise of a militant group known by the acronym ISIS.
Isis Wallet has now confirmed it’ll be changing its name to Softcard.
Podcast - 16th July 2014
This week's mobile industry podcast begins with a quick look at the UK government's emergency legislation affecting fixed-line, mobile phone and broadband traffic.
We then talk about Microsoft's plans, a new virtual network from the Post Office, Samsung's renamed app store, budget 4G smartphones, a wearable phone for children and some misleading advertising.
Last year AT&T, T‑Mobile and Verizon rolled out their Isis mobile payment service across the USA.
However, recent international news headlines have used the acronym ISIS to refer to a group of fighters in Syria and Iraq.
The Isis mobile commerce joint venture from AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless is now available to use across the USA.
It was originally announced in November 2010 and launched pilot schemes in the states of Texas and Utah last year.