Engadget got its hands on shots from the unveiling of new Google Play vending machines being rolled out in Japan today. The machines will sell Google Play content starting with a mix of 18 different free and paid games, and users will complete their purchase using any Android device running 4.0 and up with NFC. Engadget walked us through the process:
You rest the phone on the tray below the screen, and NFC pairing takes care of the rest. We put the machine to the test with our LG G2 on hand, and had no troubles choosing and downloading a free game through the machine. There’s a slick unified animation from the giant touchscreen (which looks almost identical to drinks machines elsewhere in the country) to your Android phone of choice when the download kicks in. Also, for trying out another Google app, you’ll get a ‘present’ which ‘drops’ down from the screen and into the vending tray once your download is complete.
The three Google Play machines will officially open to the public tomorrow at Parco department store in Shibuya.