Google Wallet is officially live – for those of you who happen to have a Sprint Nexus S 4G phone and a Citi Mastercard at least.
But, the rest of us can be excited about the future. This Google Wallet app, accessible via PIN, making it safer than your physical wallet, uses near-field communication (like Speedpass at the gas station) to pay using your credit card.
Load your coupons and loyalty cards in your Google Wallet, and single tap your discounted payment.
Google isn’t the only one coming out with this type of application. But, as you well know, first to market is nearly everything. The sooner Google can roll out partnerships with the rest of the phone and credit card companies, the sooner Google Wallet will own this industry.