Is Google looking beyond NFC? Reportedly prepping plastic Wallet cards
AKA Google Beba Beba Card….
Originally posted on Gigaom:
UPDATED: Google (s goog) may be preparing to offer plastic Google Wallet cards, which will work with its existing online and mobile payment tool.
Android Police has a leaked version of Google Wallet sent by a tipster that shows information about an upcoming Google Wallet card, which connects to a Google Wallet account and can be used at traditional credit card point of sale terminals. The cards are pitched as a way to pay with Google Wallet at a location that doesn’t take NFC tap-and-go payments.
Now, we can’t verify the authenticity of the app or the screen shots from Android Police. I reached out to Google and a spokesperson declined to comment. And you could argue that an analog card isn’t in keeping with Google’s digital character. But the report makes some sense to me.