Google Wallet rumored to launch in the UK by Summer Olympics in 2012

While the brouhaha that has become of the revelation that Verizon won’t be featuring Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus is still strong in people’s minds, it looks like there may be some good news for those of you in the UK wanting to use the NFC-based technology. In a new report out of the French paper Les Echos, Google Wallet could be making the leap over the pond in time for the Summer Olympics.

The report itself is unsubstantiated at this point, with Google not commenting on the matter. But, according to the report, the Near Field Communication-based payment system, which was pioneered on the Samsung Nexus S 4G for Sprint here in the States, would be seeing a trial run in the UK in the early part of 2012. The plan would be to have it in full effect, as much as it could be anyway, by the time the Summer Olympics roll around later in the year. The Olympics begin on July 27th, if you’re curious.

We’ll have to wait and see how this one pans out, but it would seem that Google should be getting ready for an international roll-out, even if Google Wallet isn’t necessarily mainstream here in the States yet.

via Electronista

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