There have been rumors in the tech air regarding the plans of Google to introduce a physical payment device in the form of a Google wallet card. Now it is almost confirmed as few documents have surfaced online which have indicated confirmation on the same in the official online Google support pages.
If you can visit the ‘Eligible Devices’ on the left sidebar of the support documentation, you can see a Google Wallet Card also listed under it. However, Google is yet to officially confirm this new device coming from their stable.
As per the reports coming in, any Android device running on Android 2.3.3 version and above would be able to support using the Google Wallet app along the wallet card. Sources close to Google commented that though they think mobile payment is the future still a wide section of the society prefers plastic cards. This is what made Google plan to launch these physical Wallet cards in addition to the mobile payment application which is already available in Google Play Store.
The physical Google Wallet card will work just like a regular credit card. Whatever your currently selected default card on the Wallet app is, the Wallet card will charge to. It will work anywhere major credit cards are accepted. This is for those scenarios where you don't have (or want to use) tap and pay.
At the same time, experts are anticipating that Google can think about launching Wallet application for other Mobile OS platforms like iOS too as now they have a physical card which need not be used with an Android device alone.