Google Wallet support page tips physical card


Google Wallet has been a very solid service for digital-based transactions using your phones, but the sad reality is that the idea of mobile payments is still too young in its infancy for it to be useful for many people.

We were surprised to learn Google might be bringing a physical card out for those who’d want to use their Google Wallet balance without abandoning the age old plastic, and now even more evidence is mounting that suggests Google is going this route.

References to “Google Wallet card” were apparently made on the company’s own support site. The document, which has since been updated, didn’t reveal much other than that phrase, but it does confirm Google’s looking to bring such an element out.

This also gives us a clearer idea on possible timing — slip-ups on support sites tend to mean we’re getting close to a launch. Google’s probably trying to get this plastic card out before the big late November push that many retailers are gearing up for.

Aside from the fact that it’ll be for use with all Google Wallet-compatible devices with Android 2.3.3 or higher, there’s no other information to be had here. We don’t even get a small, blurry and annoyingly teasing picture of the thing just yet, but you can bet we’ll be looking for one over the coming weeks.

[via Engadget]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. How would a physical google wallet card work? I’m pretty sure my google wallet has multiple cards assigned to it, I guess one of them will just be primary. Hope this thing has NFC, my vending machine at work doesn’t take my debit card :(

    1. I’m actually not sure, to be honest. One of the many questions to be answered once Google finally decides to unveil it.

  2. I’d like to see someone pull their Nexus 7 out of their purse or man purse and actually tap with it..LMAO….

    1. I didn’t have to pull it out of anything but I did use Wallet on the Nexus 7. Google was still giving out free $10 for activating Wallet on new devices. I wasn’t going to say no to $10, I definitely used it.


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