Hesitant about rooting your shiny new Samsung Galaxy Nexus but still reeling from a lack of Google Wallet? No problem. A new APK that brings Wallet to rooted and non-rooted phones alike is making the rounds through the Android developer community. If you do happen to have a rooted Galaxy Nexus running some other form of the NFC payment system, the handset will likely have to be restored to a pre-Wallet state before the new APK can be installed.
Verizon asked Google to withhold Google Wallet from their LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus, citing security concerns that arise from the new technology. This hasn’t stopped many from speculating that Verizon made the move so as not to compete with Isis, a mobile payments system back by the carrier and several others including AT&T. Leave Big Red to fuss over those details. We’re having our cake and eating it, too.
[via XDA | Thanks to those who sent this in!]
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