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Google introduces Google Wallet for non-payment services in India




Google has unveiled Google Wallet in India, a standalone app designed for Android devices that gives users a convenient platform to store and access digital documents like boarding passes, loyalty cards and movie tickets. Provides. Unlike Google Pay, Google Wallet is not focused on payments but aims to streamline daily tasks by digitizing essential documents.

Announced on Wednesday, Google Wallet is now available for download on the Google Play Store for Android devices, with possible availability for Play Store users later. This new offering from Google is set to enhance the user experience by providing a centralized location for managing various digital documents.

“The arrival of Google Wallet in India is an important milestone in Android’s journey in India, bringing innovative and convenient experiences to simplify people’s daily lives. We are pleased to partner with many of India’s top brands to offer a comprehensive solution that helps you securely access and manage your everyday essentials. From boarding passes to loyalty cards and event tickets to public transportation passes – they are there when you need them,” said Ram Papatala, GM of Android and India engineering lead at Google.

Google has also stressed that there are no immediate plans to integrate Google Wallet with Google Pay, maintaining that both platforms will continue to operate independently.

The launch of Google Wallet in India is part of Google’s ongoing efforts to innovate and simplify daily routines through technology.

Google has partnered with over 20 brands to launch its services in India, including PVR and INOX, Air India, IndiGo, Flipkart, Pine Labs, Kochi Metro and AbhiBus. These partnerships aim to provide users with a comprehensive solution to securely access and manage their everyday essentials.

With Google Wallet, users can expect a seamless and efficient way to organize and access their digital documents, making everyday tasks more convenient and hassle-free.



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