Google’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung, does not come with Google Wallet, an NFC-based payment service which Google announced to the world just a few months ago. At the moment, Google Wallet is good only for folks living in the US, so it is not out of place to see that Google Wallet is not supported on the HSPA+ capable Galaxy Nexus. Apart from that, Google Wallet will also not see action on Verizon Wireless’ version of the smartphone, even if the Galaxy Nexus is going to be made available from the carrier from early next month onwards.
Verizon remained mum on the situation concerning lack of support for the Galaxy Nexus, but they did let out a beep that they will be developing on a form of mobile wallet service. Makes perfect sense, considering how Verizon is a member of ISIS alongside its mates T-Mobile and AT&T. Still, someone over at Modaco’s forum has managed to get an unofficial version of Google Wallet running on the Galaxy Nexus, and so far, not bugs have been found. Just bear in mind that doing so will most probably violate the terms and conditions of Google Wallet.
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