Thanks to some enterprising hackers over at Modaco's forum, Google Wallet is unofficially up and running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Have you been disappointed that your Samsung Galaxy Nexus doesn't support Google Wallet right out-of-the-box? If so - good news. Google Wallet is now available in unofficial form on the Galaxy Nexus courtesy of several Android community members/hackers over at Modaco's forum.
For those unfamiliar with the service, Google Wallet is an NFC-based payment system centered around a mobile app. Once the app is installed, users can enter in their MasterCard information to make tap-and-go payments at 300,000 PayPass locations internationally. The service is set to expand to Visa, American Express, and Discover at some point, but no dates have been given just yet.
Overall, it's not too surprising that Samsung has not embedded this functionality into the Galaxy Nexus' software as Google Wallet is still only available in the United States. There is very little incentive for either Google or Samsung to provide the service for a phone intended for a non-US audience.
Verizon also has not indicated if Wallet or any other NFC-based financial payment service will be offered on its version of the Galaxy Nexus. It's more likely, though, that they will launch the more universal ISIS than Google Wallet.
What can you do to get Google Wallet working on your phone? As you can imagine, this isn't something everyone should do, and you’ll need some tech skills and an adventurous spirit to try out new stuff. You'll also need to have your Galaxy Nexus rooted, so if you can do that, you're half-way there.