It took awhile, but that near field communication (NFC) chip inside the Nexus S is finally getting some action. Google just announced that their new Google Wallet app is rolling out to the Sprint Nexus S 4G via an over-the-air update.
Initially the Google Wallet app will let consumers tap-to-pay with their Citi MasterCard account, but the service will soon support Visa, Discover and American Express. Eventually, Google wants to allow you to add all of your payment cards to Google Wallet. Google is also making available a Google Prepaid Card, which can be funded with any of your existing plastic credit cards.
Hit up the official Google Wallet site for all the details on how payments and offers work.
As for the other versions of the Nexus S on AT&T and T-Mobile, there is no mention of when those devices might be supported. Hopefully Google is working with those carriers on an agreement and an announcement is forthcoming.
If you have a Sprint Nexus S 4G, let us know if you get a chance to try it out. Do you think Google Wallet could actually replace your physical wallet?