Sprint will be launching 10 more handsets with Google Wallet support in 2012. This interesting bit of news was revealed by Google at MWC. Google announced that Sprint Nextel will rollout the Google Wallet support on at least 10 new phones.
Currently, Sprint offers the Google Wallet feature only on the Samsung Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus handsets. The carrier is expected to launch Google’s NFC mobile payment system on LG Viper this year itself. It is believed that Sprint will be officially releasing the 4-inch Android 2.3 Gingerbread LG smartphone in this spring.
In addition, Osama Bedier, vice president of Google Wallet and Payments, reminded that Google is having discussions with other carriers, device manufacturers, banks, financial service providers and point-of-sale technology vendors in expanding the company’s Wallet network more.
In the US, presently 22 of the major retail chains support the NFC-based tap-and-pay system. The Google Wallet allows the consumers to shop easily by tapping their Android smartphone at 300,000-plus MasterCard PayPass-supported business terminals. The users can also use the SingleTap feature in the system to trade in coupons and receiving rewards points.
So Sprint users, this year seems to be a good one as along with the Google Wallet, the carrier will be launching their 4G LTE service as promised earlier.