Last night, it was revealed through some APK trickery from the Google Play Store update that Google would soon be bringing gift cards to the Google Play Store. We were sure it was coming in digital form, but new evidence confirms suspicion that Google would also be offering physical gift cards. New photos revealed today show Google Play Store gift cards in both $10 and $25 denominations.
If you don’t remember, I wrote an editorial this past Monday (with full belief that Google was working on a gift card format) pleading with Google to take advantage of a missed market: those who prefer to deal with gift cards when it comes to digital purchases instead of buying things individually.
It’d help people who like the convenience of balancing their bank account with just one purchase, people who want to buy gifts for loved ones, and for those who can’t use a credit card for whatever reason.
It seems we were right on time with our estimation that Google needed to jump into the market soon. A few short hours after writing that article I received an unconfirmed tip that Google was extremely close to offering gift cards, and that they would definitely be launching the cards either late August or early September.
With the Google Play Store update prepping for gift cards and today’s revelations, I’d say it’s easy to put a lot of stock into that launch window. This is what we’ve all been waiting, asking, and dying for. Take a look at the images above. [via Android Central]