Sprint Nexus S 4G users no longer have a reason to gloat after Google Wallet — once exclusive to that device and carrier — has finally been made available for those on AT&T. The app can be installed on either the Nexus S 4G or GSM Galaxy Nexus without Ralph de la Vega or his cronies standing in your way. Just jump into your Market app or use the link below to be taken straight to Google Wallet.
Now, I know we have many a reader who is wondering if perhaps the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was included in this celebration. Well, kinda — things are a little more tricky but it can be done. A workaround has been discovered allowing for LTE equipped G-Nex’s to install Wallet all on a completely stock device. No root. No funny business. Just a bit of trickery. Directions below.
1. From your phone open the browser and head to http://market.android.com.
2. Search for “Google Wallet.”
*If your browser prompts you to open the Market, don’t. Just stay in the browser.
3. When the results come back, tap on the Google Wallet icon.
4. Tap the “Install” button from within the browser and then sign into your Google account.
*Again, this is all from the browser, not the Market app.
5. Once you have signed in, you should be redirected back to the Market page in the browser.
6. Obviously, you will not have the option to install there since the VZW Nexus is not supported.
7. Tap the back button until you are prompted for the Market or Browser again, this time choosing the Market.
8. The Android Market should open to the Google Wallet page with an option to install.
Anyone excited to finally try out Google Wallet for yourself? Maybe you already have a list of retailers and Quick-E-Marts in your area that are NFC/Google Wallet ready?
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