Just in case you needed more proof that the leaked news revealing a forthcoming physical Google Wallet Card is indeed legit, you can just visit Google’s own Help section on its Google Wallet website to catch a reference to the yet-to-be announced addition.
If you’re more interested in a physical card to shop with rather than NFC payments, Google has created the Wallet Card. With this physical card, you gain access to ATMs, banks, and wherever else MasterCard Debit is accepted. The card will use funds from your Wallet Balance to make payments, much like a regular debit card. Just make sure your Wallet account has the proper amount of funds.
Google has really been ratcheting up their Google Wallet app the last few weeks. The release of Android 4.4 saw the ability for Google Wallet to be used for on any device regardless of the carrier, which was a major hurdle for Google to get past on the way to greater adoption.
More news this week about a physical card coming from Google to expand the functionality of the Google Wallet app. The latest leak was discovered on Google’s own web site in the help section for Google Wallet.
For a while there a physical Google Wallet card seemed like the stuff of rumors, and then it looked like another project lost to the ages when former Wallet chief Osama Bedier (who purportedly pushed the concept) officially resigned from his post earlier this year.
There is another application from Google getting overhauled. The Material Design overhaul has been brought to Google Wallet. The functionality of the app is pretty much the same, but, as expected, it has a completely different look. And there is no question that Google Wallet looks great with Material Design. The one feature change is the addition to control your Google Wallet card.
To say Google Wallet is moving slow might be an understatement, but Google continues to make improvements. Today is a big one in that we can now use any major debit or credit card we want like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. They also announced they are moving card storage to highly secure Google Servers.
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