Google’s Wallet won’t open for Australia

Google Wallet is currently in a field test in the US only, a spokesperson from Google Australia said. We don’t have specific dates to announce today but will keep you posted as we make progress.

Now sure, we know this is only a trial, but as we’ve previously noted several times, Google’s continual US focus — and the fact that some of the products and services which it launches never end up coming to Australia, where the search giant has a large presence — has started to grate a bit. And as we’ve been discussing this week, Australia is a very enthusiastic early adopter of both smartphones with nice NFC chips, as well as the Mastercard PayPass system which Google is using for Wallet — via

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