By Stephen Schenck | September 19, 2011 5:38 PM
All signs pointed to it coming, and now Google Wallet is here. First Samsung released a software update to the Nexus S 4G on Sprint that brought the app to the Android phone, followed by Google’s official announcement of the service’s launch.
Nexus S 4G system software GWK74 is on its way to users currently. As well as installing the Google Wallet app, the software includes security updates for your phone. We haven’t heard any estimate as to how long it’s expected to reach all NS4G owners.
Of course, to make any use of Google Wallet, you’ll need to set up a payment method. Right now, the only major credit card you can use directly is a Citi MasterCard, but you can always jump through a few hoops by signing up for a prepaid Google card, then transferring funds from another credit card to Google’s. As a bit of a reward for your efforts, Google is starting-off this first wave of users with a free $10 on their prepaid cards.
Have any NS4G users received Wallet yet and had a chance to test the app? You can use Google’s Wallet site to find locations where retailers are accepting the transactions. If you have a chance to swing by one on your way home from work, let us know how the experience went.
Source: Samsung, Google