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  1. prerunnerseth

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    So Long Plastic: Google Wallet Now Uses Any Credit Card

    According to the link the new google wallet has been launched with the nexus as a supported device. My 7 still has the old wallet that only allows prepaid cards and citi master card. I would like to use any card. The article says they were able to force update from the market, but I cannot do this. Anyone successfully upgrade to the new wallet that supports any card?
     

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    Open play store and go to your installed apps, swipe right to "all apps" and look for Google Wallet and update should be there.
     
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    scrolled through 3 times. its not there.
     
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    Pretty sure your still looking in "installed", you need to swipe to the right "all" apps. Wallet was included in an update so we never actually installed from the play store.
     
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    Looked both places. Its not there. Cannot update it. only place I can even see it is in the apps section under settings.
     
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    Is there any way to get wallet to show up in the installed section? It would make updating a lot easier in the future, especially if I happen to miss an article telling me the app has been updated.
     
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    I would assume uninstalling it and re-installing it should work but I can't confirm this. Maybe prerunnerseth could do this since his is missing all together?
     
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    Its still only available in the USA though isnt it... :0(
     
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    I updated mine but it says the device is unsupported therefore I'm not certain which cards I can attach to the account. I believe it's unsupported because I'm rooted. Bummer, being rooted won't change.
     
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    It'll still work on rooted device. Just don't go crying to Google if you're double charged or a discount wasn't applied.

    Really though, Google wallet went from a fun toy to a real tool. I wasn't going to buy a prepaid card every time my Google wallet ran out of cash, but now I can put all my debit and credit cards on here..... Sweet. I wonder if I can add my government credit card lol
     
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    I ended up having to side load the new version i downloaded from XDA.

    Mods can we post APKs for freeware apps?
     
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    prerunnerseth,

    I'm working on a reply for you re. this...be back soon...

    Thanks!
     
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    Sorry for the delay :). Here's the scoop:

    1. If its your own app that you personally developed, you can obviously post it wherever you'd like.

    2. If its an app from the Play Market (or Amazon App Store, etc.) that has a normal, central, public location for obtaining that app, then you should link and reference that source. One of the good reasons for always using the well-known, public source link is that the dev and the Market from which its obtained, would be able to get download and install stats, etc. As an app developer myself, I can see all kinds of stats (aggragated, of course) such as device, Android version, country, language, app version, carrier.

    Stats like these would allow for fine-tuning of the app itself in a variety of ways (features, language translations, device-specific features, etc.).

    3. If it's an .apk file that's normally / publicly available (open source) from an Android release, then there should be no issue. There's plenty of precedent for this for the folks in the root areas, but I would still caution you to know your source and the app's real origin. Installing an app like Google Wallet from an outside source would certainly give me pause unless you have done your due-diligence to vet that the .apk file has not be modified from its original form (i.e., MD5 checksum verification, etc.)

    Thanks for bearing with me here ;) :).

    Cheers!
     
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    I had to sideload the new apk from androidpolice...
     
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    This would probably be fine but I'm not so sure I want to sideload a app that handles credit card info.
    I may just be uninformed as to how Google Wallet works but it seems if there were ever a gold mine for some talented hackers wanting to get something malice into the wild this would be it.
    I can just vision reading about all the empty bank accounts a month from now.
     
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    One more good reason to make sure your getting the APK from Google not sideloading from a unknown source.
     
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    Damn you swype! I meant DOWNLOAD. To clarify, androidpolice had the link to the play store website. But yeah, don't sideload financial apps lol
     
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    Toro users, look up market enabler. I used this and can update wallet from the play store on my phone. On my computer, when I look up wallet, Verizon Galaxy Nexus shows up as a compatible device.
     
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    Was there an update button?
     
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    When I went to the website PS, it said installed but I sent it to my tablet again and it was updated.
     
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    Went back and did this and same here.
     
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    love the new wallet on my 7!
     

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