Google’s long awaited digital wallet, Google Wallet, could be made available to the public as early as tomorrow according to leaked internal documents.
Utilising contactless (tap & pay) technology in Near Field Communications technology equipped smartphones the app will allow people to pay for goods and services simply by swiping their phones past enabled merchant terminals.
At present the only compatible phone is the Nexus S 4G and the only credit card firm to support the technology is Mastercard. Compatible terminals in retail outlets are still rare as hen’s teeth.
This is likely to change however as more mobile providers and credit card firms embrace the technology.