Google Fixes Security Flaws in Google Wallet, Re-enables Prepaid Cards


Google has issued an update to Google Wallet to deal with a couple of security vulnerabilities that popped up last week. Google Wallet users will be able to use prepaid cards from Google once again, and they won’t have to worry about strangers being able to access their PIN. Earlier this week Google had to […]

Following Vulnerabilities, Google Disables Pre-Paid Card on Google Wallet App


After a series of two vulnerabilities were discovered that targeted Google Wallet, Google’s mobile and digital wallet app on the company’s Android smartphones, Google has now decided to disable the prepaid credit card feature on the app. Recently, two discovered vulnerabilities found on the Google Wallet leading some to question about the readiness of digital […]

Google Wallet Arrives for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S

Google Wallet

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 […]

Review: 10 Reasons the Galaxy Nexus is Better Than the iPhone 4S

Galaxy Nexus Better than the iPhone 4S

The best Android phones are arguably the Nexus devices which get special treatment from Google. These phones have the latest software, the best features and often the best looks. The Galaxy Nexus continues this tradition on Verizon’s fast 4G LTE network, bringing an HD display and Android 4.0 to the table. Read: Galaxy Nexus Review […]

How to Get Google Wallet On Verizon Galaxy Nexus Sans Root


Previously, we had reported that Google Wallet’s NFC-based digital wallet would work on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus with root, but now developers over at XDA-Developers have been successful in porting the app to Verizon’s Google-phone without requiring root. The app could be installed as an APK–you’ll need to allow for non-Android Market apps […]

Google Wallet Now Working on Galaxy Nexus, With a Catch

Google Wallet Galaxy Nexus

The Galaxy Nexus has all the hardware it needs to use Google Wallet, a tap to pay app that allows user to make credit card payments and thousands of retailers, but issues have prevented Google from installing it on the Galaxy Nexus. Instead of waiting for Google and Verizon to come together and solve this […]

Verizon: We’re Not Blocking Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus

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Last night, it became readily apparent that Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus would arrive without Google Wallet, Google’s application that uses Near Field Communications (NFC) technology for mobile payment. The carrier has responded to the news today and says that while the Galaxy Nexus will indeed arrive without the app pre-loaded, the carrier is working with […]

No Google Wallet for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus


Despite being a Google experience phone, Google’s Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus, which will debut with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will not come with Google Wallet when it lands on Verizon Wireless’ mobile network. The 4G LTE smartphone that’s headed to the U.S. will not come pre-loaded with Google Wallet, Google’s application that makes use of […]

NFC Payments Coming To Vending Machines

Google Wallet NFC Vending

NFC technology is slowly creeping into our lives. This time it’s coming for our vending machines. If you live in San Francisco, Chicago, or other select mid-Atlantic states, you may run across one of 6,000 machines that will accept payment for a PayDay via Google Wallet. According to AllThingsD, in addition to being limited to […]

Google Wallet Absorbs Google Checkout, Primed for Digital & Physical Purchases


Google Checkout, which was launched as a way to pay for goods over the Internet and compete against PayPal, is now being absorbed by Google’s Google Wallet initiative. The Google Wallet initiative was initially launched with Google’s support of NFC, or near field communications, technology on its mobile Android platform as a way to pay […]

Will the Galaxy Nexus Have Google Wallet?

Google Wallet Logo

Smartphone fans rejoiced when Samsung announced the Galaxy Nexus last month, which is on the way to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and other carriers. One of the cool new features on the Galaxy Nexus is the inclusion of NFC technology. Google is highlighting Android Beam, which allows Android users to share information between devices and NFC enabled Google […]

Google Wallet App Now Available For The Sprint Nexus S 4G

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After much hype and much testing, Google announced today that the Google Wallet app is now ready for the world, so they’re pushing it to Sprint Nexus S 4G phones starting today. Owners will be able to use their Citi MasterCards or a Google Prepaid Card only for now, but Visa, Discover, and American Express […]

Nexus S 4G Update Brings Google Wallet Support

Nexus S 4G Update Brings Google Wallet Support

Google and Samsung have both confirmed that an update for Sprint’s Nexus S 4G has begun rolling out and that the update will be bringing support for Google Wallet, a service that it announced all the way back in May of this year. The update is rolling out now over-the-air (OTA) so if you haven’t […]

Now This is A Digital Wallet – Google Wallet’s Potential [Video]

Google Wallet - Payments

When Google Wallet was announced, I outlined 8 reasons it could succeed, including the ability for merchants to further integrate it with offers and rewards programs. While Google Wallet is still a dream for most users, Adzag has put together an interesting video showing what Google Wallet could do in the near future. This is the digital wallet […]

PayPal Bringing Phone-to-Phone NFC Payments to Android

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During the MobileBeat 2011 Conference this morning, PayPal announced that it would start offering phone-to-phone payments through NFC adding a very big presence Google’s big push into mobile payments. Google has been pushing NFC out at a fairly slow pace starting with the first NFC compatible phone in the United States, the Nexus S, which […]

iPhone Owners Trust Apple With Mobile Wallet Over Mastercard and Visa

NFC and Mobile Wallet Survey

Google is hoping that millions of Android users will jump at the chance to turn their smartphone into a wallet with Google Wallet, but based on the results of a survey by Retrevo Google is facing an uphill battle. Not only are iPhone owners more interested in a mobile wallet than Android owners, but only 21% of […]

8 Reasons Google Wallet Will Succeed, And 2 Potential RoadBlocks

Google Wallet - Payments

Google finally announced Google Wallet, a new service that combines hardware and software to turn your phone into a digital wallet capable of linking to your credit cards, gift cards and a Google Prepaid credit card. Google Wallet has a large collection of partners and in typical Android fashion is, “Coming Soon.” We’ve seen plenty […]

Google Wallet And Google Offers Announced, Usher In Future of Payments

Google Wallet

Today during a press conference in New York City, Google announced its long awaited mobile payment service plans and introduced both Google Wallet and Google Offers with trials for Google Wallet beginning immediately and trials for Google Offers have arrived for folks in New York City and Portland, Oregon. Since the debut of the Nexus […]