Google says software to blame for lack of Google Wallet on HTC EVO 4G LTE

Google says software to blame for lack of Google Wallet on HTC EVO 4G LTE
Just a few days ago, we told you that users of the HTC EVO 4G LTE were not able to access Google Wallet, forcing users to confuse the software into thinking it was running on a Samsung GALAXY Nexus in order to work. After a while, something changed as a message came up for those looking to use Google Wallet stating that Google Wallet had not been certified on the user's device or in his country.

Stymied, users of the HTC EVO 4G LTE thought that perhaps Google was getting revenge on Sprint, the exclusive retailer of the handset, for developing a Google Wallet competitor. Sprint "Touch" is not only expected to challenge Google Wallet, but also ISIS, which is the work of three of the top U.S. carriers. Obviously, Sprint's mobile payment system is a real threat to Google and it seemed more than a coincidence that the Google Wallet wasn't playing nice with the new Sprint flagship smartphone.

A Google spokesman has informed The Verge that the HTC EVO 4G LTE's inability to access Google Wallet is due to a "software problem" with the NFC component on the phone that could be fixed with a software update. HTC, Google and Sprint are said to be all working together on the update which is said to be coming soon.

source: TheVerge via AndroidCentral

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