My first smartphone was a Droid 1. Then I found the Nexus... Galaxy Nexus LTE unlocked & rooted...
AOKP JB build ROM, IMO JB exp Kernel,
Root Apps - Titanium Backup, Root Explorer, SetCPU, ROM Toolbox, Rom Mangler/ClockworkMod, CWMR Touch, Lightflow, SD Maid, Nova Launcher
I used my GWallet App today 3 out of 4 times and it worked!
The BestBuy and two McDonald's cashiers were pretty impressed with it. They were all "Did you just pay with your phone?"
I tried to go to the Verizon Wireless store to grab an extended battery, but they didn't have it or something.
Lastly, I tried to get a pair of touchscreen cold weather gloves from Sports Authority but the store itself was inside a building so I could not get a 3G or a 4G signal. The funds were already in the app but I guess you need to be connected to data to finish the transaction. Lastly, I called GWallet Customer Service and asked them about it and they confirmed that you needed either Wifi/3G/4G for Google Wallet to work.
GWallet is the future. I wish everybody accepted it.
Let's hope Gwallet catches on here in the States better than 'smart chips'.
When ISIS comes out, there will be broad encouragement from the wireless providers for manufacturers to put NFC chips in their phone.
I know it's not a popular opinion around here, but the ultimate tipping point will be when an iPhone comes with an NFC chip. Within months of that, nearly every bank and every store will be using NFC.