HTC EVO 4G LTE does not support Google Wallet?
If only the story ended here. But it didn't as soon the HTC EVO 4G LTE returned a message that "Google Wallet has not yet been certified in your country or on your device / carrier," leading many to believe that the service was done for. But there is now speculation that Google is merely working on a "fix" for the software and has decided to lock down Google Wallet in the meantime.
The problem here is one of timing. Can we really believe that this problem with Google Wallet is happening coincidentally after leaks about Sprint 'Touch'? If this is just a matter of bad timing, we should eventually see Google sending out an software update to make the necessary repairs. Otherwise, it would seem to be one wallet that is permanently closed.
source: Xda (1), (2), (3), AndroidPolice via Phandroid
1. cybervlad81 (Posts: 84; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)
This is just dumb... how is this not anti-competitive? Make one that works better and quit blocking stuff.
2. leefer77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)
I've used GW on my HTC EVO 4G LTE to buy food from McDonald's and Burger King and also have bought stuff at a convenience store. Out of the six times or so that I have tried to use it, it has worked about 50 % of the time. When it doesn't work there is no message. It just doesn't do anything.
3. leefer77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)
Ok. I just checked and I see that it is shut down on my phone as well.
4. lsutigers (Posts: 758; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
Crap, as leefer said, some people got to use it just fine, other had some issues. I think Sprint sees all these issues with Google Wallet and decided to take matters into their own hands. I just want the darn thing to work.
5. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)
With rumors that Google may offer incentives for this app, it makes sense for Sprint to get on the Verizon/AT&T side of that table.