Google Wallet is slowly being phased out in favor of Google’s new payment transaction service, Android Pay. The transportation service Uber is among the first to make the switch.
One of the unique features of Google Wallet was its ability to attach to a physical card in addition to the digital wallet. You had an account within Google Wallet that you could put money in, then use that physical card if somewhere didn’t accept NFC payments.
Hopefully you weren’t too invested in that physical card, as it looks like Google is going to phase it out sooner rather than later. Read more
Google has pushed out a major update to its Wallet application today. With the update, users can send payments using one’s cellphone number rather than using one’s full email address that was previously required.
Android Pay is here. Well, actually, it’s always been here but just under a different moniker: Google Wallet.
Google Wallet has been slimmed down, simplified, and given a overall design face-lift for the rebranding. In all actuality, though, it’s still the Google Wallet app you knew and loved.
Rite Aid has announced that they’ll be joining tons of other companies and being accepting mobile payments on August 15th. All of the company’s nearly 4600 stores will be able to take Apple Pay and Google Wallet payments.
It’s not a major deal, and it’s something that’s becoming increasingly common with most bigger stores and restaurants. But hey, if you shop at Rite Aid often, at least you won’t need to worry about bringing your credit card with you anymore. Read more
Google has announced the release of Chrome Beta 43 for Android, which supposedly brings some hefty performance improvements to the mobile browser. One of the most common complaints leveraged at Google’s browser is how sluggish it can, so any improvement there is a good thing.
Not only will overall performance improve, but Google has made checking out with Google Wallet even quicker. Personally, I tend to use apps for any kind of purchasing, not the browser on my phone, but some of you may prefer to get it all done within the browser. If you’re one of those users, you’ll definitely appreciate this update. Read more
If you use Google Wallet and keep a balance of funds available in your account, Google is taking steps to help make things a little bit safer for you. Google is now moving funds stored in Google Wallet accounts into FDIC-insured bank accounts. Hopefully this extra insurance would never be something users have to take advantage of, but if they do they now have insurance up to $250,000 on the funds on deposit. Read more
Google recently announced its partnership with ChowNow to bring Google Wallet checkout support to smaller restaurant chains across the city. Today, mobile apps of Dunkin Donuts and Dominos in the U.S. have also started supporting Google Wallet, which can be used in lieu of standard credit card payment options. Read more