In limited distribution right now, but I’m curious to know who is using Google Wallet, and what the early impression is?

Google Wallet is an app that allows owners of the Sprint Nexus S Android phone to, essentially, use that phone as their wallet. For instance, the app allows the owner to make Tap and Pay transactions at all PayPass enabled merchant terminals.

The Vision:

Google Wallet has been designed for an open commerce ecosystem. It will eventually hold many if not all of the cards you keep in your leather wallet today. And because Google Wallet is a mobile app, it will be able to do more than a regular wallet ever could, like storing thousands of payment cards and Google Offers but without the bulk. Eventually your loyalty cards, gift cards, receipts, boarding passes, tickets, even your keys will be seamlessly synced to your Google Wallet. And every offer and loyalty point will be redeemed automatically with a single tap via near field communication (NFC).

To be completely clear – watch the video below to understand what Google Wallet is trying to do:

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    • @dobrien917 I wouldn’t hold your breath for Google Wallet on the IPhone – I think they’ll definitely be focusing on Android devices for the near future. Now some developer may try to make an “unofficial” app, but not from Google

    • @dobrien917 I wouldn’t hold your breath for Google Wallet on the IPhone – I think they’ll definitely be focusing on Android devices for the near future. Now some developer may try to make an “unofficial” app, but not from Google

  1. All of Google’s phones (Nexus and Motorola) sell in really, really small numbers Google Wallet doesn’t matter because Google does not have the power to deploy it widely. All of Google’s phones (Nexus and Motorola) sell in really, really small numbers Read more: http://radiomobiletech.com/blogposts/google-wallet-now-available-for-public-use.html Smartphone payments are almost certainly going to go mainstream with Apple, because they are simultaneously a handset maker, operating system maker, payment processor, major retailer, and a vendor of commercial retail point-of-sale systems

  2. All of Google’s phones (Nexus and Motorola) sell in really, really small numbers Google Wallet doesn’t matter because Google does not have the power to deploy it widely. All of Google’s phones (Nexus and Motorola) sell in really, really small numbers Read more: http://radiomobiletech.com/blogposts/google-wallet-now-available-for-public-use.html Smartphone payments are almost certainly going to go mainstream with Apple, because they are simultaneously a handset maker, operating system maker, payment processor, major retailer, and a vendor of commercial retail point-of-sale systems

  3. Nice post, it sounds very interesting, I’m not sure why you think it won’t be available for iPhone though. Sure Google want to push Android but they also want to be in as many pockets as possible and they know the iOS market isn’t going to go away, they already have many great apps in the iOS App Store including Google Voice so I’m sure Google Wallet will arrive eventually!

  4. Nice post, it sounds very interesting, I’m not sure why you think it won’t be available for iPhone though. Sure Google want to push Android but they also want to be in as many pockets as possible and they know the iOS market isn’t going to go away, they already have many great apps in the iOS App Store including Google Voice so I’m sure Google Wallet will arrive eventually!

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