Launching on Android and Wear OS, Google Wallet updates the previous Pay app {U}

Google Wallet, which was previewed at I/O 2022 in May, is now available as an update to the previous Google Pay app (which has the multi-color G and Pay on a white background).

Update 7/20: The new Google Wallet is now generally available on Android and Wear OS as of Wednesday morning. The new icon, description, and screenshots have all been added to. Convenient, Helpful, Safe, and Private are three main selling points.

You can quickly and securely access your daily necessities with Google Wallet. Tap somewhere to pay You can use simply your phone to pay using Google Pay, get on a plane, go to the movies, and more. Wherever you go, keep everything safe in one location.

There is another (small) update today if you sideloaded on Monday. The revised QS tile and lockscreen shortcut can take a while to emerge. Like before, Google Wallet’s initial focus on wearables is on payment options.

Original 7/18: Broadly speaking, Google aims to take the place of your actual wallet. Credit and debit cards are the first items mentioned, followed by transit (and event) tickets, airline boarding passes, gift/loyalty cards, and records of vaccinations. Additionally, virtual car keys and student IDs are part of the initial effort.

Tap-to-pay cards display in a carousel at the top of the app with the simple name of Wallet and Dynamic Color theming. Various passes are displayed in the feed below, and from the bottom-right FAB, you can add them to your wallet (floating action button). Following the update, you’ll also see that the Quick Settings tile has a new icon and is now named Wallet; this new icon also appears on the Pixel’s lockscreen.

By tapping your profile picture, you can access the following links: Payments profile, Updates from your passes (events, flights), Reviews of purchases (transaction information), Add passes from Gmail, and Marketing emails.

Google Wallet rolling out
Google Wallet rolling out
Google Wallet rolling out

In the future, Google Wallet will be able to save hotel keys, office badges, mobile driver’s licenses, and state identification cards. With Android already supporting the underlying technology, the former might arrive as early as later this year and is depending on state DMVs (in the US).

With the introduction of Google Wallet, Google Pay will continue to handle the transaction itself. The Buy with Google Pay button will bear this branding on stickers that will be displayed in shops, at cash registers, and online. In terms of the Wallet app and Apple Pay service, it is similar to the iPhone.

The current release of Google Wallet replaces the previous version of Google Pay. Although version 2.150.460235810 has not yet been extensively put out, it is currently sideloadable via APK Mirror .

Like Google Pay, Wallet is slated to be accessible in over 40 nations. In the US, Singapore, and India, GPay will still be available for P2P payments and money management. The new Wallet experience is not available in the latter nation.

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