New Google Wallet .apk Needed For Verizon Galaxy Nexus

For some reason, Google has allowed every carrier (other than Sprint) to block access to downloading Google Wallet from the Play Store. I realize the carriers are behind this whole charade but I ultimately blame Google for not offering us another method of downloading the .apk. Thankfully the Android community is not bound by the same back door deals as Google, and are not afraid to offer up the .apk for us to download.

Now, just to be clear, this is a new .apk. Previous versions have since been made obsolete thanks to a Google Wallet update, so you will need to install the new one in order to use Google Wallet on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Believe me, I’m not happy about it either, but for now, it’s all we have.

If you are among the group of Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners whose Google Wallet apps were axed over the weekend, you can pick up the new .apk by hitting up one of the community supported host links below. These all come from members of the Android community and were originally posted over at

You can get the new .apk from any of the following links (if one doesn’t work, try another). Cheers!

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