Updated version of Google Wallet announced with cloud support

Google yesterday announced an updated version of its Google Wallet service (Google Play link), bringing cloud support that allows users to use any card no matter what they’re using to purchase. Google says that users’ payment cards will now be stored on “highly secure” servers, rather than directly on the phone. Aб═virtual card number (a.k.a. “Wallet ID”) is kept on the secure storage area of the phone.

Today weБ─≥re releasing a new, cloud-based version of the Google Wallet app that supports all credit and debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Now, you can use any card when you shop in-store or online with Google Wallet. With the new version, you can also remotely disable your mobile wallet app from your Google Wallet account on the web.

In addition, Google now allows users to remotely disable their mobile wallet in the event that their phone is lost.

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prof_trader
prof_trader

I was lucky enough to be a beta tester with my google nexus phone in the Minnesota area late last year. Great tech, but the missing piece was the ability to store all of my cards, not just the mastercard. I'll give this another try if I can store my other cards. I can't wait until it also handles all of my crazy loyalty cards too. I can't seem to remember them all.