One of Android 13’s big selling points is that it will bring a new look to Google Pay, essentially renaming it to Google Wallet as a place where you can store all your payment information and also cards, passes, tickets, and more. (Google Pay has these features, but it’s not well defined for most of them).
Despite the fact that Android 13 is due to arrive later in the year, Google has jumped the gun and is now rolling out Google Wallet to many Android phones.
According to a report by 9to5Google (opens in new tab), Android users are starting to realize that when they update the Google Pay app, it is already becoming Google Wallet. No point waiting for the end of the year, then!
It will take a few days for the update to roll out, so if you don’t see it now, be patient. Our app hasn’t been updated yet, so you’re not alone.
That’s not the case in the US or Singapore, where Wallet isn’t replacing Pay (instead they’ll be side by side), but elsewhere, like the UK, Australia and Canada, we expect to see Google Pay take off. turn into Wallet before too long.
While Wallet is rolling out in the next few days, some of its big new features — like the ability to store driver’s licenses or hotel keys — aren’t expected to arrive until sometime in 2023.
Review: A quieter release of Android 13
Now that Android 13’s main feature has arrived early, there’s not much to look forward to for the update.
Google Wallet was our most anticipated change (although it’s a middling update at best), like Fast Pair for faster Bluetooth pairing, earthquake alert improvements, and tweaks to the Material You guys are all incredibly minor.
It’s not a huge surprise that Android 13 is a minor update over Android 12, as it was a big change, but it does mean that we’re not exactly out of our minds with the anticipation of October, when Android 13 should start rolling out. .
It’s really starting to look like iOS 16 is going to be the hottest update this year.