Sprint’s Nexus S 4G is currently the only handset to officially support the Google Wallet service, and this has certainly been a sore point of contention for folks who own the newer Galaxy Nexus. After all, shouldn’t Google’s flagship phone be able to come with all the bells and whistles to help it cement its top dog position? Currently, we know that Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile in the US have their own NFC payment system in the pipeline, and would prefer you to stick with them as they finalize the NFC system process before rolling it out to the masses, and that translates to hiding the application from all NFC-enabled phones on their networks. While the app is available on the Android Market, you cannot view it from your phone.
Droid-Life discovered that the GSM Galaxy Nexus on an AT&T network could “view” Google Wallet on the Android Market, while the LTE Galaxy Nexus from Verizon still does not support it. For those who want to know how to install Google Wallet on the LTE Galaxy Nexus, you can check out the nitty gritty here. Just make sure you know how to control your virtual shopping spree with this enabled!
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