Verizon Says Google Wallet Not Ready for Its Phones
Verizon Wireless issued a statement today in response to reports that the Google Wallet application is being blocked on the Galaxy Nexus by the carrier. "Google Wallet is different from other widely-available m-commerce services," explained Verizon Wireless spokesperson Jeffrey Nelson. "Google Wallet does not simply access the operating system and basic hardware of our phones like thousands of other applications. Instead, in order to work as architected by Google, Google Wallet needs to be integrated into a new, secure and proprietary hardware element in our phones. We are continuing our commercial discussions with Google on this issue." Sources at Google confirmed to several publications on Monday that the mobile payment application would not be installed on the Galaxy Nexus at Verizon's request.
Google Unfolds A Brand New Wallet App for Android
Google today released a fully redesigned Google Wallet application for Android devices. Google Wallet is not an app for making mobile payments at retail.
Google Pay Arrives to Fully Replace Android Pay and Google Wallet
Google today released Google Pay, the revised payment application and service that replaces Android Pay. Google Pay encompasses most features of Google Wallet and Android Pay in a single app, allowing people to use Google Pay to make payments online and via mobile devices.
Google Folds Google Wallet and Android Pay Into Google Pay
Google today took steps to simplify its mobile and online payment products by combining them into a single service called Google Pay. Moving forward, Google Pay will encompass the features of Google Wallet and Android Pay.
Google to Discontinue Wallet Debit Card
Google has begun informing owners of the Google Wallet Card that it will cease supporting the card come June 30. The Wallet Card was initially paired with the Google Wallet app for mobile payments, but Google transitioned its mobile payment service away from Google Wallet to Android Pay.
Hypocrisy on Verizon's part.