This is Drew for DroidNerds, and here's what's news.

Alright, from the this is pretty cool department: someday you might be able to tap or wave your device over an item at the store to make a payment. This is all in the very early stages, but the Wall Street Journal reported that Google has begun working with MasterCard and Citigroup to make NFC mobile payments a reality. Now I'm wondering how bagging the item and leaving the store with it would work, but near field communication (as it's called) is apparently plausible enough. So much
so that Walmart confirmed that they've met with Google to begin preliminary
discussions about the new technology. It'll be interesting to see how, and of
course when this develops.

Zynga released an update for the Android version of its social puzzle game Words with Friends. It fixes one particularly annoying bug which caused the game to force close at startup or at random times on a number of devices. Head over to the Android market and grab the update to the new version, 3.28.

Now, if you've been waiting for the wi-fi only version of the Motorola Zoom to
officially launch, it's your lucky day. Well, actually it was yesterday. But
yesterday was Sunday and we weren't broadcasting. Anyway, there were outlets that had them on sale early, but now it's official. So, run. Don't walk. And get your hands on one of these beauties. We've been playing with one at the office and it's pretty cool. If you do pick one up, post a comment and let us know what you think.

And quickly; I reported last time on the upcoming release of Kyocera's new dual
touch screen device; the Echo. Well if you're anxious to get one, I want to let you know that Sprint is recommending you reserve yours now before the April 17th launch. There's a signup page online. The Echo will cost you 199 on contract, which is about a C note a screen.

And that's it for now. This has been Drew for DroidNerds; the hot spot for what Android's got. See you next time.