Square working to rely less on Apple’s iPad, claims report

Square, the mobile payments service found in countless coffee shops across the country, may be working towards becoming less reliant on Apple’s products, according to a report from The Information. Square has allegedly been working on an Android tablet of its own that would replace the iPad-powered Square Registers used by many small businesses. Square’s plan would be to use the tablet to head off any complications that may arise should Apple decide to block compatibility with Square’s Register and encourage the use of Apple Pay.

The Information says that the project is currently in the early stages and may not go through to production. Aside from the difficulties with designing new hardware, there’s also the hurdle of getting Square’s…

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