It seems that Google enjoys letting information about their products leak before an actual release. Either that or they have really disloyal employees. Back in April, the information about Google Drive leaked two days before its official launch and now there is another “inside info”. Namely, Android Police allegedly got the information and the screenshots of a new Google product – Google Wallet credit card.
Recently, Google upgraded its mobile payment app Google Wallet to support a larger number of business cards. It seems this has been a first step towards a major upgrade Google planned for its Wallet. Yesterday Android Police announced that an anonymous tipster has sent them screenshots featuring Google Wallet – turned into a physical credit cart.
Google Wallet is a simple mobile app that allows users to make online and in-store payments with a tap instead of carrying around all the credit and debit cards. It allows adding several different credit cards to a single app and stores all the confidential information in the cloud. In its physical form, Google Wallet is supposed to make payments even more practical.
According to Android Police, the card will enable users to choose a preferred card in the mobile app and set it as a default account to charge money from. Besides this, the screenshots show the options to withdraw and send money and there is also a somewhat peculiar “Transit Demo” screen with Los Angeles’ Transit Access Pass (TAP). It is still not quite clear how exactly the card will function nor what features we should expect. However, Android Police suggests that it’s a matter of day when this will be officially confirmed.
Of course, until then the news should be treated as a rumor only. Google did announce preparing a new version of Google Wallet on their web page but they didn’t want to comment on the rumors. In their report of this event the Verge claims to have contacted Google asking for a confirmation but Google’s response was “no comment”.