New version of Google Wallet coming – Will a reboot even help?

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Google Wallet has all but taken off since its first debut but the search giant isn’t ready to give up just yet. It wasn’t too long before Google began to allow all credit and debit cards to be linked to its wallet service and now it’s taking it to a different level. Or so it seems.

So what will be new in the next version of Google Wallet? We’ haven’t the slightest of clues. We’re sure Big G has been hard at work to improve its payment service but it’s still hard to see it taking off after so many failed attempts. That said, now that ISIS is available and backed by all four major carriers in the US of A, Google’s push for Wallet will likely be harder than it’s ever pushed before.

The guys at Droid-Life make a good point about how the new version could be changed. With Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile all aligning behind ISIS, Google could change the way Wallet works entirely, allowing any smartphone to use the service. For that to happen, it would likely mean that Google Wallet would no longer require NFC to be used. NFC in itself has yet to really take off in the US, but it’s steadily growing, and if Google doesn’t want to wait on more devices with NFC (even though there are many) to ship, it could make NFC an additional way to use its service.

Personally, I really don’t care about Google Wallet. It’s interesting, but not in a way that makes me care to give up my plastic. Because even if I do end up trying out the new service, I’ll likely still keep my credit cards in my real wallet.

So what do you think? How enticing is the new Google Wallet for you?

If you’re already sold, you can request an invite here.

[Via: Droid-Life]

  • Anonymous

    I have an S3 with ATT, I would use this immediately if it wasnt blocked.  I dont want to have to root my phone, stand on my head and jump 3 times, it isnt worth that kind of effort.

    • Jill Heart

      Shame that AT&T has blocked the app from your phone.  Google has tried to allow it, but the carrier won’t let it on their phone unless google uses a special “SIM” card so the carrier can track your purchases and store your credit card.  

      I know I want ISIS as far away from me as possible!

    • Jill Heart

      Shame that AT&T has blocked the app from your phone.  Google has tried to allow it, but the carrier won’t let it on their phone unless google uses a special “SIM” card so the carrier can track your purchases and store your credit card.  

      I know I want ISIS as far away from me as possible!

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