There have been rumors all over the news saying that Verizon Wireless is blocking the Google Wallet feature on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Keep in mind that the phone has not even been released yet and there is still no announcement of the release date. Although reports are saying it may be landing this friday December 9. We will have to wait and see as there has been no confirmation from Verizon. However, Verizon Spokesperson Jeffery Nelson has just released a statement saying that Verizon is not blocking Google Wallet. You can see the full statement below.
Statement From Verizon On Google Wallet
12/06/2011Statement from Jeffrey Nelson, spokesperson for Verizon:Recent reports that Verizon is blocking Google Wallet on our devices are false. Verizon does not block applications.
Google Wallet is different from other widely-available m-commerce services. Google Wallet does not simply access the operating system and basic hardware of our phones like thousands of other applications. Instead, in order to work as architected by Google, Google Wallet needs to be integrated into a new, secure and proprietary hardware element in our phones.
We are continuing our commercial discussions with Google on this issue.
As you can see right form they beginning they are setting the record state. They also go on to further say that “Verizon doe snot block applications“. Google Wallet is not like an ordinary app, it is made by Google and is only available on certain devices. It has to be a very secure application because off the information it keeps inside of it. It still needs to access the operating system but, it also need more system information on top of that. They ended the statement very hopefully by saying “We are continuing out commercial discussion with Google on this issue“. So in the near future, if these “discussions” go well, we may be seeing Google Wallet on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. We will let you know if any more info is released on this issue.