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All Google Nexus 7 tablets receive update that brings Google Wallet to the tablet

All Google Nexus 7 tablets receive update that brings Google Wallet to the tablet
After those lucky 6,000 attendees of the Google I/O developers conference received their "free" Google Nexus 7 tablet (they did have to pay to attend the expo), an update was sent out to the tablet that was characterized as minor and kept the build at 4.1.1. It turns out that this update added Google Wallet functionality to the tablet as well.

The Google Nexus 7 now has Google Wallet functionality

The Google Nexus 7 now has Google Wallet functionality

Since the tablet is now in the hands of those who actually bought and paid for it, the same update is being sent out to these Google Nexus 7 owners. The announcement was made on Google Wallet's own Google+ page. While we're all for mobile payments functionality to help everyone make it through the day quicker, without fumbling for their wallet, cash or credit card, we're not sure that we can see too many people using a tablet to make a mobile payment, even a 7 inch one like the Google Nexus 7. Now that Google Wallet seems to be working on the HTC EVO 4G LTE after a software update was sent out, perhaps the Mountain View tech titan will be able to battle the competition from ISIS and Sprint.

Have you received the update on your new Google Nexus 7? Let us know by dropping a comment in the comment box below.

source: Google

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posted on 18 Jul 2012, 15:51 1

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


if I find any of you paying with your tablet I WILL KICK YOU tablet could be good tools to get a payment but paying with them is a no no no

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 17:37

4. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I'm gonna pay with my tablet. It's frickin' awesome.
That is, if I decide to get a Nexus 7 because of all of the bugs with the Pad Infinity. Lol.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 17:41

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


well you may need a hotspot to do that, wont it be better to just pull your android phone? most new phones have NFC on top carriers anyways... and honestly its kinda awkward

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 18:03

8. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Sadly, my phone doesn't have NFC.
I'm thinking of just keeping my phone on Gingerbread and then getting a Nexus tablet so I can keep up with all of the different Android versions.
EDIT: Damn, I have four comments on this thread. xD

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 18:55

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


oh well, till contract expires right? you can try paying with it but you may look a bit odd, but maybe that's just me

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 16:34 1

2. guest (Posts: 111; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


So I would have to login to the wifi at the starbucks before I can use google wallet right?

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 17:56

7. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I believe it works without an internet connection.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 16:36 1

3. JunitoNH (Posts: 987; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Lol you better have mobile hotspot if paying with tablet.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 17:39

5. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Google Wallet does not require an internet connection. It stores your card details on your phone or tablet and the NFC chip feeds payment information to the reader.
If it did require an internet connection, I'd just keep my phone with FoxFi on in my pocket whenever I leave my house. Lol.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:07

10. Jayray78 (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


I keep hearing people say that the think it should work without internet, but no one seems to have tried it yet. The Starbucks around me doesn't have NFC yet. I think Macy's does and it supported by Google Wallet, so I may have to stop by the mall to test it out some time.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:32

11. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/19/a-week-with-google-wallet-video/

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