Google has just launched its Google Play gift cards in Canada, as it continues to expand its worldwide availability. Canada will have gift cards in $15, $25 and $50 (CAD) denominations with the Play Store account limit remaining at $2000.
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Google is rolling out an update for its official Wallet app on Google Play. This upgrade brings several improvements to the user interface, support for any credit/debit card, as well as support for a shedload of new devices – Wallet will now run on any Android device running 2.3 or higher. However, at this precise moment in time, Wallet will still continue to remain a Google exclusive for U.S. residents.
Google sent out an e-mail to all its Wallet customers last night, providing them with six different promotions that the team at Mountain View is currently running in conjunction with its partners.
Google has sent out an email to all its Wallet users informing them that support for NFC redemption of gift and loyalty cards will end on August 21, 2013. So, if you have a balance remaining on your gift cards (stored within Wallet), you will need to spend it using the tap-to-pay functionality before the cut off date.
Google is rolling out a Google Play update that contains a number of improvements for app updates. In addition to a new “recently updated” section, where you can quickly gain access to update information, Google has also added combined update notifications, so you’ll no longer receive one for every update that’s installed.
If you’re one of a small number of people lucky enough to get your hands on a second-generation Nexus 7 prior to its official launch date of July 31, and you are planning on using Google Wallet with the NFC receiver, you may be stunned to find out that the payment system is not compatible with Google’s latest flagship tablet.
The popular worldwide taxi service, Uber, has announced a new offer encouraging its users to link their Google Wallet accounts to pay for their fares. Each new user will receive a $20 discount and existing users will be awarded a $10 discount for paying with Google Wallet.
Following its mammoth I/O keynote yesterday, which saw a number of services updated and new ones introduced, Google has added support for a number of additional devices — including the latest flagships from Samsung and HTC — to its Google Wallet app for Android.
Google unveiled a shed-load of astonishing new features at the Google I/O keynote on Wednesday, some of which were more exciting than others. One of the company’s smaller — but still important — announcements was the ability to send money via a linked bank account through Gmail and Google Wallet.
Google has reportedly dropped plans to launch a physical Google Wallet card at Google I/O next week. Sources for AllThingsD say that Google initially announced the card in an internal memo that also included the news that Google Wallet head Osama Bedier was leaving the company.