Google Introduces Google Wallet for Android Users in India

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Google Wallet has been introduced by Google for Android users in India, providing a secure digital storage space.

An Overview of the News

  • Users can conveniently store cards, passes, tickets, keys, or IDs in one central location.

  • The platform is designed to integrate digital documents with QR codes for swift access.

  • Notably, Google Wallet in India will not facilitate payment functionalities.

  • Google Pay, the dedicated mobile payment application, will remain the primary solution for users' payment requirements in India.

Google Wallet:

  • The Google Wallet app debuted in 2011, but in 2015, it was supplanted by Android Pay.

  • Google unified Google Wallet and Android Pay in 2018, forming the new app called Google Pay.

  • The Google Wallet app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

  • Notably, Google Tez, renamed Google Pay, premiered in India on September 18, 2017.

Distinctions of Google Wallet in India

  • Version Discrepancy: The Indian iteration of the app diverges slightly from its international counterparts.

  • Android Exclusivity: Google Wallet functions solely on Android smartphones within India, lacking compatibility with smartwatches or wearables, unlike its global availability.

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