Google Wallet for Android is integrated with Google Maps in latest update

After purchasing the tech and patents of Softcard, Google Wallet is now one of a few players in the mobile payment space with a bright future. Others include Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. The latter has the advantage of using NEC connectivity and magnetic stripes which means it is accepted at as many as 30 million locations right off the bat.

Google Wallet for Android was the recipient of an update on Friday that added integration with Google Maps. With the update, Google Wallet users will be able to look at a receipt and get a Google Maps image showing where the store that issued the receipt is located. The update also allows you to look at a transaction history based on the name of a merchant, the product purchased, or other keywords.

If you already have Google Wallet installed, go to My apps in the Google Play Store to see if the update has arrived. If you haven't installed it yet on your phone, click on the sourcelink to do so.

source: GoogleWallet (Android) via AndroidandMe

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7 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I've only ever used Google Wallet in the Play Store. Maybe some day in the real world. Can you use it on Amazon.com? I never bothered to check.

3. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I got a free Google Wallet card sent me to me, you can use it anywhere you can use a VISA. There's also NFC Google Wallet Tap-and-pay spots at a lot of stores like Meijer's for instance. I haven't used that feature yet, but yeah, it's widely available. It's pretty cool too, almost like PayPal. A cool thing i like about it is, let's say I have a prepaid visa gift card, and I want to buy something, but I don't have the full balance on that card. PayPal, I would need the transaction to be PayPal supported to use my debit cards for payment, or use your checking account, with Google Wallet, I can instantly transfer that money to my PayPal Wallet balance, it'll just charge a small fee of about $.30 or free depending on the card, free for checking accounts. So, you'll have all your money to cover the full purchase, then and there.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think I might look into getting that card then. I'm just curious if I can get it so that $20 off each check can get direct deposited into Google Wallet so I can have a little spending money without the warden, I mean my wife, lecturing me about it.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Come on Google, Wallet is almost 4 years old and its still locked to the US Wallet usage would increase 5-10 times if they expanded globally

4. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Right! I'm still waiting for a UK expansion.

6. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

We need more paypal integration with google services. We don't want you shi**y wallet, google.

7. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You're essentially asking for a bank to transfer money within another bank everytime you pay...hmmmm

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