Google Wallet cards arriving to consumers this week (we got ours last night), Visa has attacked on the other side. Introducing V.me, Visa is set to offer an online payment solution to rival the likes of Google, Amazon, and PayPal. The service recently launched in parts of Europe, and offers a secure way to pay for goods online.
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take a picture of your card to save it’s information. By simply snapping a pic of the front of the card, Wallet will save the card number and expiration date for use. That assumes you can readily find a tap-and-pay portal to use it.
Google Wallet app update has hit the Play Store. Essentially, this brings the Play Store version of the Wallet up up to what Nexus 5 users had, at least feature wise. The version numbers are different. The Nexus 5 has Wallet version 2.0-R137-v13-RELEASE while the new Play Store version is coming as 2.0-R133-v14-RELEASE. Version number specifics aside, Google has also updated the support page with mention of Kit Kat.
update for Wallet back in September that added support for a wide variety of additional devices. Of course, that same update also brought a shift of focus. Wallet went from being an app that allowed those with an NFC capable device to make in-store payments to being an app that is heavily focused on sending money to others and storing loyalty/reward cards for various retailers.
shelved an idea for a physical Google Wallet card. The only thing we really knew was that the program wasn’t up to snuff, though the gritty details were not disclosed. Google Wallet’s chief then stepped down, signaling a shift in the way Wallet would proceed.
Isis mobile payments are now available nationwide. The mobile payment solution launched with support for three of the four major US carriers and will work with select devices and at select retail locations. The carrier support includes T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon Wireless -- and each have a different version of the Isis Mobile Wallet app available.
Play Store has handled the crush of Nexus 5 orders remarkably well. Thought the device sold out in about 30 minutes, some orders have started going out already! That’s right, orders which we’re placed mere hours ago have begun leaving the Play Store warehouse, bound for destinations unknown (to us).
Google Wallet recently, and the change made to the NFC hardware in the Nexus 7, many wondered just how Google planned to move forward. Would they simply get rid of Wallet, change it drastically, or try and forge a new path. The answer still isn’t entirely clear, but with Android 4.4, we get a few more clues as to the future of Google’s payment system.