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I use a credit card machine for my business. Does this have a similar capability to what is at www.squareup.com? I plan on getting rid of my leased machine and transitioning over. I am paying $62 per month to lease my bank-leased credit card machine - whether I use it or not!! It's ridiculous.

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- Edie
 

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I don't think there is an app yet for this. You can however manually enter the card numbers, but I could see this being a pain in the but if you get a lot of customers in at once.

I'd estimate there will be a web app that can understand a hardware card reader in about 5-6 months for chrome OS. This will require work on Google's part to make more hardware work with the devices.

So I don't suggest trying to switch over to Chrome OS for card swiping just yet, but I believe it will eventually be possible.
 

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Isn't Android made by Google? I could be wrong, but that is the impression I have. I'm kind of surprised that they don't already have a Google app for squareup.
 

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Isn't Android made by Google? I could be wrong, but that is the impression I have. I'm kind of surprised that they don't already have a Google app for squareup.
Absolutely, hence why you very least need a google account to activate the phone and why there's a google TOS you have to agree to.
 

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Support for usb devices on chromeos is crap. Keyboards, mice and disks are about your lot, so don't rely on a usb card reader working at all - it would probably need dedicated windows software installing. You might be lucky if the card reader acts like a keyboard, in which case a web form could pick up the details it transmits.

NFC has nothing at all to do with reading credit cards as far as I understand it. NFC is a way you can make a prtment with an android phone instead of using a card.
 
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