New Update Google Wallet adds QR support for NFC-less Android Phones (Limited Rollout)

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For now, only available in Brazil.

Brazilians who use Google Wallet will be the first in the world with access to a new Google Wallet feature that allows payments through QR codes. The new feature, to be launched in the coming months, makes any Android device capable of making digital payments with credit and debit cards by using their camera to scan dynamic codes in payment machines.

This feature was designed and developed considering people's needs in countries like Brazil, where a significant portion of smartphones do not have NFC, the technology used in contactless payment methods. It will bring the safety and ease of Google Wallet’s digital payments to more people.
Source: Google for Brazil 2023: Technology at the service of Brazilians

 
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Great, I do not have NFC capable phone and besides, I can not add virtual cards to Google Wallet to pay online, because they obviously do not support NFC either. Catch 22.
 

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