Revenue sharing could be the kick-start that Google Wallet needs

Remember all the buzz surrounding Google Wallet last May? Unfortunately the buzz didn’t translate into meaningful growth. I have to be honest with you, I have a Galaxy Nexus, and I have yet to try it. It’s not about security for me or anything like that, I just don’t see that many places utilizing it so I haven’t bothered. Meanwhile, it’s not a big deal to pull out my credit card from my wallet.

Anyways, whatever the reason for the lack of adoption, Google is looking to get things going. Reports are that Google is considering sharing the revenue with Verizon Wireless and AT&T so they will be more receptive to embracing the technology. As we all know, Verizon and AT&T already have a similar system in the works called ISIS. Many feel that ISIS is the reason why the Verizon Galaxy Nexus doesn’t have official support for Google Wallet.

Google still feels enthusiastic about the whole project, but with so many other programs being developed, I think it’s going to be tough for a while now. What do you guys think? Have you tried Google Wallet?

source: bloomberg



About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.