That was fast. It’s no big secret that Google was planning to launch a Google Wallet Credit Card, and a lot of folks expected to see it released at Google I/O next week. Today we’ve learned that Larry Page has abruptly cancelled plans to launch to card although Google Wallet will be receiving a bit of an update.
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Back last month Google put in a few new updates to their Google Wallet app. First up was the ability to support all debit and credit cards – a welcome addition. Then the Android app became supported on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus officially. For months the Google Wallet Android app had only been supported on Sprint devices and those with a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon had to side load the app by rooting or putting a custom ROM on their device.
Google have announced that they will soon be discontinuing their Prepaid Card program. Before the latest Google Wallet update was released, only prepaid cards could be used with the Android app, or Citi Mastercards. Now that all debit and credit cards can be used with the app however prepaid cards have become rather obsolete.
A couple of days ago Google updated their Wallet app to include support for Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards, where as previously only pre-paid debit cards and Citibank Mastercard were supported.
Google have released an update to their Google Wallet app which will enable more people to be able to use it. Previously, once the free $10 credit had run out, you could only use a Citi Mastercard or prepaid debit card with the application. With the latest Google Wallet update support for Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express debit and credit cards has been added. Robin Dua, Google Wallet product manager, explained that Google had changed their technical approach for storing cards which has allowed them to support all debit and credit cards.