There have been many angry customers out there that were planning to, or at least wanting to, use Google Wallet
on their Verizon branded Galaxy Nexus
. Sadly that wasn’t a possibility. That didn’t stop our crafty Android developers from hacking their way around it. No longer will you need some crafty hacked apk file to install Google Wallet on your device though.
According to Engadget, they have been able to confirm that Google Wallet will indeed install and work just fine. They weren’t able to find it with a Play Store search, but with a direct link to the app in the Play Store all things were a go.
Now, it doesn’t seem it is as easy seems though. Engadgets comment section is loaded full of people having issues installing it from the Play Store on their devices and through the web version. While we don’t have all the details from individuals, it seems like this is strictly working for stock devices that are unrooted and not running any custom ROM’s. So those of you sporting a hacked up and ‘special’ device are still going to have to use some sort of pieced together version of Google Wallet.
Some of this could change over time, and most likely will. Since the FCC stepped in on the C Block tethering ban, it shouldn’t take too long before Google Wallet gets full access across the boards.
For anyone on a stock device who want to give it a shot feel free to try by scanning or clicking the QR code below. Let us know how it goes and please, be a bit more specific then, “Doesn’t work.” Like perhaps if you are rooted, what ROM you are using ect.
Application: Google Wallet
Developer: Google Inc.
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