Google Wallet, Confirmed

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M.G. Siegler reports that Google (s GOOG) might be launching its somewhat delayed Google Wallet service sometime today. From the looks of it, it might actually be out in the wild. Our own Ian Kennedy snapped this photo at a Peet’s Coffee shop near our offices in downtown San Francisco.  Google has updated the Google Wallet website as well. More details to follow.

Google Wallet via Ian Kennedy

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Jim Brown

Sucks that it only works with Sprint and Sprints Nexus S phone…

I found this Moneto mobile wallet that looks like it works like GW, but use a nfc micro SD to give phones NFC…Moneto Wallet looks like it can be used on ATT, Verizon, and etc., which is defintely more appealing to techies who are not on Sprint

Peterson Abelha

I already use my android to pay my bills. But what about security? I don’t know how comfortable I would be with all my credit cards data stored on my device. What if someone steal it from me or if I lose it? But I’m sure Google will think about that, as always :)

David Smithwick

VISA has been trailing this also with an App on the iPhone. Saw a program about 2 months ago here in Australia that the CEO of VISA using it in USA. VISA are looking at fazing out the credit card all together and use the tap n go method through your smart-phone. He believes that this version is more safer than the current credit cards with the chip in it.

mglimerocket

It’s officially released now and is being pushed out to for Sprint Nexus S owners today as a free update.

Joe McKinney

saw this at a peets in Los Gatos this weekend as well. looks like Google <3s Peets.

Jon

It’s interesting that Google hasn’t updated the official wallet site now that TechCrunch supposedly “leaked” the launch date….i wonder when other competitors will be launching like Serve, Moneto, Kuapay, etc…probably gonna be a competive space

Jeff Kibuule

My hope is that next year, all smartphones have NFC in them. Hopefully the iPhone 5 will so it will kickstart the process.

Chris

Wasn’t Google trialling Wallet in SF already, with Peet’s as one of the partners? Is this a new addition for the potential launch today, or part of the existing trial?

ian kennedy

I spotted this at the Peet’s near our office in downtown SF. I noticed it first on Thursday and when I asked the barista, he said that they just hooked it up but were still waiting for instructions to come later.

Fourthletter58

Google Checkout has been running for years and it is a Paypal competitor.

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