Capital One customers with Android smartphone devices would be glad to hear that the banks has finally released an Android app.
Capital One (NYSE: COF) has launched its first native mobile banking Android app for eagerly waiting customers.
Capital One has not yet announced the release of the Android app and it is still noted as “Coming Soon!” on the bank’s website. But, the app is available for download immediately.
The Capital One Mobile Banking Android app is free and its functionality is identical to that of its iPhone counterpart.
With the app, Capital One customers with credit card and bank accounts can view their account balances, transaction history, and rewards information. Additionally, users can transfer funds, pay bills, locate ATMs and branches, and contact customer service.
The Capital One Mobile Banking app – designed for smartphones only – does not currently support Android tablets. It currently supports Android OS 1.6 – 2.3. Capital One has plans to expand to Android tablets soon, according to smartphone app’s description page on the Android Market.
Like the iPhone app, Capital One’s Android app does not yet offer the highly-demanded mobile check deposit feature. The good news lies in the bank’s partnership with Mitek Systems, a leader in mobile imaging applications for smartphones, to develop the feature.
Capital One has not disclosed details on the progress of the feature.
The bank’s mobile banking suite is a slight laggard compared to the offerings of most other large U.S. banks. Capital One is among the last of the top banks to release an Android app. Also, the bank doesn’t yet have a person-to-person payment service, often available on mobile apps, that makes for quick transfers and payments.
However, Capital One recently purchased online banking giant ING Direct, which bumps it to the fifth largest U.S. bank. It would be able to expedite the development of new features and services as ING Direct has been a leader in the technological front.