Samsung Galaxy Nexus users in the US have pretty much been out of luck if they wanted to use Google Wallet, as all the major carriers excluding Sprint have blocked the app. There have been hacks to get the app up and running, but still no official support. Today that has changed, as AT&T is now allowing install of the app on unlocked Galaxy Nexus’ running on their network. An update came to the app yesterday, and it appears to have brought support. The Verizon Galaxy Nexus still isn’t allowing install, but that could very well change in the future.
The app is now available via the Android Market website, and anyone with an AT&T Galaxy Nexus can install it straight to their phone. It’s strange to see AT&T’s change of heart so randomly, as they have been planning a similar mobile payment system called ISIS. ISIS is the reason carriers in the US haven’t supported Google Wallet, as they want customers to stick to their services. It’s still great to see that support is finally available on the Galaxy Nexus, even if it is on just the unlocked version. Hit the Android Market source link to give it a shot, and let us know how it goes in the comments below.