If you’re anything like myself, then you prefer to carry around only the absolute necessities. Keys, phone, and a card holder/money clip. Lucky for you and I, Google is hoping that one day wallets will become a thing of the past.
Google Wallet is a mobile application that will allow us to pay for things by simply waving our phones at any PayPass-capable terminal. It will also allow users to redeem coupons found through “Google Offers” – local deals much like what you would find on Groupon.
The app goes for a trial run this summer and will only be available on the Nexus S 4G phone through Sprint, capable of holding Citi MasterCards and Google Prepaid MasterCards. However, we fully expect this technology to take off and expand in the near future, so for those of you without a Nexus S, please refrain from banging your head against the wall.