WSJ: Verizon-branded Nexus snubs Google Wallet

WSJ: Verizon-branded Nexus snubs Google Wallet
Verizon Wireless blocks Google's payments app.

The Samsung and Google-developed Galaxy Nexus smartphone will not include Google Inc.'s payment application, Google Wallet, on Verizon Wireless. The Wall Street Journal reported that the Verizon-branded phone will come without the app this month.

Google Wallet enabled smartphones users to make payments and redeem digital coupons with their phones.

"Verizon asked us not to include this functionality in the product," a Google spokesperson reportedly told WSJ, but did not elaborate on why Verizon Wireless made such a demand.

A good guess for the reasoning is Isis; a joint venture of AT&T Inc., T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless that will provide a service for customers to make payments and redeem offers using their smartphones. Isis is expected to begin trials in 2012.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 6 Dec 2011 8:50
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  • 1 comment
  • hearme0

    NFC is lame and inherently insecure.

    6.12.2011 17:21 #1

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