Google Wallet Hits Nexus Devices on AT&T and Verizon

February 3, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It took some real time for the Android lovers to find Google Wallet getting shipped with some Android device. At last, when Nexus S was launched, the privilege belonged to the users on Sprint network only.

But it is not so anymore. When Nexus S hit Verizon, the network poured cold water on the hopes of the Android crazy by making clear that they won’t be able to support the Wallet without enough security preparation, since the stuff meddled with people’s money.

However, the game has changed now with a new app update. It allows users on AT&T and Verizon, to install Google Wallet directly from the Android Market.

The change will help not only those who desperately wanted to try their hands on the new service from Google, but also those who have made it through a hacked copy earlier. It’s just a one click install on Nexus S or GSM Galaxy Nexus for AT&T users.

However, Galaxy Nexus owners on Verizon network should turn a little tricky to get it. Clear the data and defaults on the cache of the browser and Market before setting out on it.

First head to Android Market through your browser and search Google Wallet. Then, tap on the Wallet icon, in your search results.

Click install and then sign into your Google account. Stay with the browser while doing all these even if the machine asks you to switch to Market in the meanwhile.

You will be redirected to the Market page once you are signed in. Now there will be no install icon, since the network is not supported.

Then, go back with the back button until you are prompted to switch to Market. Choose the Market here and open the Wallet page to find an option to install.

Even if you don’t find it successful on the first go, keep trying. You get it right before a third attempt usually.

If you don’t want to try this on, don’t worry, Google and Verizon are close to reaching an agreement on it.

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