Google has this week released a new version of its Google Wallet application which has now dropped the need to have a NFC (Near Field Communication) chip within your device.
Enabling more Android smartphones to now benefit from being able to use the latest Google Wallet App. Previously only the Google Nexus devices together with around twelve other smartphones were able to use the Google Wallet app.
The Google Wallet application allows you to send money to any friend in the US with an email address directly from your bank account or Google Wallet Balance. Google explains:
“We’re starting to roll out the new Google Wallet app today, but it will take a couple of days for it to be available to all users in the US. If you see the message, ‘This app is compatible with some of your devices’, this means that the latest version hasn’t yet rolled out to you. Please check back later this week to download the latest version.”
Google Wallet also allows you to store your loyalty programs and leave plastic cards at home allowing you redeem great offers with Google Wallet at your favourite businesses. For more information on the new latest Google Wallet app update jump over to the Google Wallet website for details.
Source: Ars Technica