Google Wallet is the company’s new “digital wallet”, coming to Android and iOS soon.
Google Wallet is official. Not the version that disappeared several years ago to make way for Android Pay, to later become Google Pay. Google has announced a new version of your digital walletwhich will arrive on Android and iOS in the coming weeks.
The new version of Google Wallet will allow save payment cardsboarding passes, vaccination certificates, identity documents and much more.
google-wallet will be available first in the United Statesbut it is expected that it will eventually reach other regions of the world over time. Spain is included among the countries where the application will land.
According to Google, Google Wallet and Google Pay will coexist as brands, but Pay will be relegated to a position of payment serviceand not to a platform where our credit or debit cards, identification documents or boarding passes are hosted.
Google Wallet will be a “proactive” and “intelligent” wallet, endowed with interesting functions that the company has defined as follows:
If you’ve saved your boarding pass for a flight in Google Wallet, you’ll be notified of delays and gate changes. When you’re heading to a concert, you’ll get a notification on your phone in advance, reminding you of your saved tickets.
In addition, Wallet will be integrated with Android and other Google applications, to offer the user relevant information at all times:
Wallet also works with other Google apps: for example, if you’re taking the bus to see a friend and look up directions on Google Maps, your transit card and balance will appear next to the route. If you run out of balance, you can touch and add more. We’ll also give you full control over how items in your portfolio are used to enable these experiences; for example, the personal information from your COVID vaccine pass is saved on your device and is never shared without your permission, even with Google.
The first edition of Google Wallet will be available this summer, and will come to both Android and WearOS.
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