Google Wallet Arrives for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S

Before today, the only phone that supported Google’s mobile payment platform, Google Wallet, was the Sprint Nexus S 4G. Well, as you may have guessed, that’s changed as the application has been updated to support for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S if they are running on AT&T’s network. There also appears to be a way to get the app on the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus.

If you’re currently rocking a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S with an AT&T SIM card, you should be able to head on over to the Android Market and snag the app. Apologies to those on T-Mobile.

Google Wallet

For those of you with the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus, you’re going to have to follow a couple of steps.

Droid-Life was the first to discover this and they have provided a way to install it.

The first method:

1.  From your phone, open the browser and head to http://market.android.com.
2.  Search for “Google Wallet.”

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*If your browser prompts you to open the Market, don’t. Just stay in the browser.

3.  When the results come back, tap on Google Wallet.
4.  The phone will prompt you to leave the browser and go to the Market. Choose the Market this time
5.  You should now be sitting in the Android Market with Google Wallet up.
6.  Tap “install” and enjoy.

If that doesn’t work, try the second method:

1.  From your phone open the browser and head to http://market.android.com.
2.  Search for “Google Wallet.”

*If your browser prompts you to open the Market, don’t. Just stay in the browser.

3.  When the results come back, tap on Google Wallet.
4.  Tap the “Install” button from within the browser and then sign into your Google account.

*Again, this is all from the browser, not the Market app.

5.  Once you have signed in, you should be redirected back to the Market page in the browser.
6.  Obviously, you will not have the option to install there since the VZW Nexus is not supported.
7.  Tap the back button until you are prompted for the Market or Browser again, this time choosing the Market.
8.  The Android Market should open to the Google Wallet page with an option to install.

If you follow those instructions, you should be able to get Google Wallet up and running on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

But don’t run out the door just yet.

You should know that Google Wallet is only in select locales at the moment. You can find out if it’s supported in your area by heading here.

  

Comments

  1. Mosaic Technology says

    It seemed that for a while, Google Wallet was on the
    forefront of the news, and lately the buzz around the service seems to have
    tapered off. If Google continues to release the software on its flagship
    phones, interest might increase again. I hope we see a wider adoption of Google
    wallet in the upcoming year.

     

    Sarah

    Mosaic Technology

    http://www.mosaictec.com

  2. Guest says

    Did not work, blocked me from both the Market (“Play”) and via the browser with log-in.  “Your carrier does not support…”

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