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May 10, 2013

Google Wallet to Get Update, But No Credit Card

Update to be Launched at I/O Developer Conference

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Google is planning to debut an update for its Wallet service at its I/O developer conference next week, but a physical credit card will not be part of the mix after all, despite rumors to the contrary.

Sources told AllThingsD the company has abandoned plans for a Google Wallet credit card for the time being.

Google CEO Larry Page made the decision after a faulty card demonstration last week, according to the AllThingsD report. Page, apparently, has been unconvinced from the get-go that a physical card is a good solution to take Google Wallet to the masses.

The sources who saw the card said it was black with a rainbow “W” of the Google Wallet logo and had a standard magnetic stripe.

Rumors that Google Wallet users would soon have a little plastic to add to their pocketbooks first surfaced last November.

It was thought the Google Wallet card would serve as an all-in-one card, allowing Android device users to pay with whatever credit cards are tied to their Google Wallet account. The premise was to allow users to connect their debit cards and credit cards to their account which, in turn, would enable them to carry the one card and their phone rather than a pocket full of credit cards.

According to news reports at the time, the card would enable users to instantly redeem special deals and exclusive offers. Google was also to offer around-the-clock fraud monitoring and, if a user were to lose the Wallet card, he or she could simply cancel that card rather than all of their credit cards.

While it is possible the card could surface at some point in the future, Google Wallet users will still have something to look forward to next week.

Google Wallet’s rewards and offers will be updated and the loyalty points program is to include a larger number of retailers.

 

 

49 Responses to “Google Wallet to Get Update, But No Credit Card

    avatar Syed says:

    It is a great service from the search engine giant but it is not one of its kind, several other companies have tried their luck in this segment and the decision of dropping physical card has made Google wallet just like other service providers and its future looks bleak..latest tech news,reviews,apps & lot more

    avatar Manpreeti says:

    Yup ! It may be a great replacement for current service providers but too bad that still their is no availability in most of the countries.

    avatar Pawan says:

    Well this is really nice step which will be really helpful for users.

    While it is possible the card could surface at some point in the future, Google Wallet users will still have something to look forward to next week.

    avatar Jafar says:

    Its really great post, Thanks for it!

    avatar Pawan says:

    Thanks for this really fantastic post, I must say!

    avatar Joy says:

    Wow what a super post!! super duper like to this post!!

    Its really great! Thanks for this post!

    avatar Krishna says:

    This is really nice, thanks for this!

    avatar Arbaz Khan says:

    This is really great news that it is getting an update but why not a credit card?
    However thanks for sharing this!

    avatar Narender says:

    It could be a great competition to Paypal for sure. But it may take some more time to become common.

    avatar Kishore says:

    The last time I used Google Wallet with NFC was last summer at Walgreens, and it worked fine, but I had to hack it on my rooted AT&T Galaxy S3 to get it working.

    Not worth the hassle, so I probably won’t use tap2pay again until the carriers and banks are done with their greed fight && apple finally includes NFC on their phones. So, maybe by 2015-16 we’ll be where Japan and other countries were a long time ago.

    I don’t doubt that Paypal is the king in this market, and I think Google wallet is going to surely increase the competition. Paypal must now try to increase the features and must increase their users too!

    avatar News says:

    I came to know that according to news reports at the time, the card would enable users to instantly redeem special deals and exclusive offers.

    avatar Qasim says:

    This is very cool, I want Google wallet. I am sure it is not coming to Pakistan anytime soon :(

    avatar sajid says:

    This is a really great step by google…Appreciate Google Wallet a lot

    avatar Zackable says:

    Looking forward to have Google Wallet in India.

    avatar Umar says:

    Great posts, I must say

    avatar Maria says:

    This is pretty good initiative by google

    Maria

    avatar Jitne says:

    Waiting eagerly for Google Wallet launch in my country.. It would be a great replacement for current payment systems.

    avatar Nelson says:

    Who is going to add money into a card, just for the sake of receiving email receipts?
    One the card can use the default credit card on your Google Wallet account (or even your bank account), this is simply useless piece of plastic

    avatar julia says:

    Still I just don’t see the benifits of using this card over say… my bank cards? or any other pre-paid credit card.. at least with those you do not have to provide personal information.. They may not look as cool but.. what is the benifit over using my debit and credit card?

    avatar Harsh says:

    It is great gumption by means of the search engines.

    avatar Nelson says:

    Harsh,
    Why do you think that, it’s a great gumption with search engines?

    avatar kumar says:

    Hello Jennifer,it is really good initiative by google.Thank you for great post

    avatar Jacky says:

    I’m Thanksful to you for this great post which has saved me few bucks to buy google wallet, i was about to paid for it..

    avatar Priyanka says:

    Well this is really nice step which will be really helpful for users.

    avatar Sonia says:

    it is really good initiative by google.Thank you for great post

    avatar Mark says:

    This is pretty good initiative by google

    avatar sajid says:

    I’m Thanksful to you for this great post which has saved me few bucks to buy google wallet, i was about to paid for it..

    avatar Lalina says:

    it is really good initiative by google… I really love the idea of Google Wallet.

    avatar Vikas Bhatt says:

    Well If they start providing cards to every one it would be great, especially in India. I would love this.

    avatar Dani says:

    Thank you. nice post

    avatar Smith says:

    First thanx for sharing this information. I think it will be great features of Google. I think Google Wallet will help in lots of countries which has not more options for international payment.
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    avatar anshul says:

    it is really awesome initiative by google.Thank you for great post.Keep it up

    avatar fifa 2014 says:

    This will be really awesome
    Thanks for sharing this post

    avatar Andy says:

    excellent article for me personally Google is the greatest i like almost all presently there services and products. Thanks for sharing. :D

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    avatar Sujit says:

    this is simply awesome and excellent article

    thanks

    Many are waiting for this to work. Google controls everything about their services, but the truth is that their applications and services are the best of internet. Share with comments with wechat for pc

    It’s a good step to introduce innovative technology and now google will have to compete with payapl directly!!

    avatar Jennifer says:

    It could be a great competition to Paypal for sure. But it may take some more time for it to become common.

    avatar Mian says:

    Google is not a search engine anymore, they are going into new gadgetry. Google wallet is going to give a taught time to paypal.

    avatar Mahendher says:

    Really a tough fight for paypal, Google is entering into all fields of online bussiness. My best wishes to Google Wallet, you gonna rock this :)

    avatar Prateek says:

    Google wallet is one of the best things introduced by google, buying apps is so simple now.
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    Very Good Initiative by Google INC.

    google is doing great work and creating innovative products. i am a great fan of google products and with the introduction to many new technologies like cloud services and google glass google is taking off to a new world of gadgets. great works guys luve reaing your articles.

    avatar Phearum says:

    I am interest with Google Wallet Get Update. I also have problem with google wallet too.

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