10 Google Wallet Devices Headed to Sprint in 2012

Sprint will be adding ten new smartphones this year to its network that will come with Google Wallet. One of these smartphones will be the LG Viper.

Google Wallet is a service that uses NFC (near field communications) to make a wireless payment system in stores. It works by you loading up a card with an amount of money. Those card details are stored on your Android smartphone and when in store, you simply tap on a sensor to make the payment (more exact details over here).

Although Google Wallet launched last year, it has struggled to gain traction as the required NFC chip that allows contact-less payments to be made is only included in a couple of phones. By adding in to ten more devices throughout 2012, it will raise the profile of the service a little.

For those curious of what the LG Viper is, it has a 4 inch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 5 megapixel rear camera. It will run the older Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system although Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) will be available at a later date.

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