Some Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners have already been blessed with the Android 4.0.4 OTA after a long, long wait. If you are not hyped up about the newest update, then this might get your senses tingling. Some users have been reporting that Google Wallet has become officially available for Verizon’s Nexus device, and it can now be downloaded straight from the Google Play Store.
Kellen from Droid-Life and one of his readers have already done the update. Both are said to be running Android 4.0.4 stock without root access. But it seems like other users with the update have been unable to get Google Wallet using the same process.
“What’s odd is that both myself and our reader are as stock as it gets (I’m not even rooted at the moment) and it installed without issue. – Kellen, Droid-Life
Regardless, if you are one of the lucky first to get the OTA update, you should head over to the Google Play Store and try to get it.
Verizon has not always been very fond of Google Wallet, making us believe that the company is simply giving preference to its own payment service – Isis. We are not sure if Verizon has given Google the green light, or if Google has simply found another way to make things work, but we sure hope Google Wallet for Big Red’s Galaxy Nexus is here to stay.
Try it and let us know how it works out for you!
I have just updated my Verizon Galaxy Nexus and can confirm that (like most of you) Google Wallet is still not available straight from the Google Play Store. We are not sure why Kellen and his source were able to do this, but you can be sure that we will be keeping our eyes open for more details.