Wallet. Now there is news that with the update to Android, Google Wallet may be shifting gears, or disappearing altogether.
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Mobile payment solutions are as scattered as they are hard to use. Google has Wallet, which hasn't found much footing. There are various card readers like Square, but those still require a card to swipe. Then there’s Isis, the mobile payment solution from Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. That service was set to launch by the end of the year, and it looks like the launch is coming soon.
patent filing wants to let you keep your friends. No, really, it does! The recent filing shows Google attempting to patent a method for splitting a bill or bar tab, then amortizing it amongst a group. While splitting a bill is nothing new, Google’s method for settling up may show something new for their troubled Wallet service.
Google Wallet app has been announced this morning and it said to be coming to "all" Android phones. Well, all Android handsets that are located in the US and running Android 2.3 or later. Anyway, this updated Wallet app will see a focus on rewards cards, offers and being able to send money to others. Google Wallet will also still be able to make payments at retail locations, however this functionality will still be limited to approved devices.
PayPal has rolled-out the latest update for their Android app. The updated app brings mobile-wallet features and can be found in the Google Play Store. While we have seen some activity in the mobile-wallet space, it seems this has yet to really catch on for many consumers. With that in mind, this PayPal update adds a bit more than simply being able to walk in and pay with an app.
Wallet. The details come by way of an email that has recently been sent to Wallet users. Or specifically, to Wallet users that happen to have added a gift and/or loyalty card to their account. Basically, support for these cards will be going away as of August 21st.
Verizon users haven't really been able to use Google Wallet on their devices. Verizon opted to go with ISIS for mobile payments and despite seeing frequent complaints from users, that doesn't appear like it will be changing any time soon. Basically, Verizon Wireless users have been blocked from using Google Wallet. That would be the standard rule here, however there is the option to run Google Wallet if you are willing to do a bit of work to make it happen.
Google Wallet and Verizon Wireless, it looks like T-Mobile has offered a bit of insight in terms of which mobile payment system that will be supporting. Basically, it seems T-Mobile is blocking Google Wallet in support of ISIS. This latest bit comes by way of a recent question that was posed to the T-Mobile help account on Twitter.
Google Wallet will be amongst the topics discussed next week during Google I/O. Basically, Google is expected to announce some new features for Wallet. At present it looks like these will include everything from additional rewards and offers to loyalty points. Perhaps more important, it was also said that Google will be adding additional merchants which should make it a bit more convenient for those looking to actually use Wallet.
Google, confirming the company is preparing to launch their own Amazon Prime or eBay same-day shipping service. My first thought was, "have you seen those Google Play Store shipping times?" but this is something completely different. It's to be called Google Shopping Express and should battle the competition.