In late June Sprint announced the HTC Evo 4G LTE would get an update enabling Google Wallet service on the phone. Unfortunately, the promised update didn’t address this issue. There are different talks as to why Sprint doesn’t want to enable this feature (one assumption is the carrier wants to promote its own Sprint Touch mobile payment system) but today I don’t want to concentrate on it as Google has come with an interesting message that makes us hope for the better.
Google Wallet’s page on Google Play has the following message posted, “Google Wallet will be unavailable on the EVO 4G until an OTA update in July.” This simply means HTC Evo 4G LTE owners will be getting an appropriate update in a couple of weeks.
The inclusion of Google wallet is a welcome addition to the new EVO 4g. Web wallets have become common place for making payments in the last 12 months, and it is surprising HTC have taken so long to catch up. Whether it is withdrawing money from an eBay sale, or depositing to your online casino account Google wallet makes things 10 times easier. By removing the need to enter your card details every time it makes everything faster, whilst keeping it as secure as ever, meaning you can be at the Poker or Blackjack within 5 minutes of being online, without the stress of wondering whether your payment was secure.
Moreover, all those attempted to tinker with Google Wallet were given the message stating that “Google Wallet has not yet been certified in your country or on your device/carrier.” Thus, the app is installed on the device but it’s disabled via carrier and/or manufacturer. So it turns out all those geeks who were reporting that tinkering with the build.prop file on the smartphone would enable the service to function properly were right.