It was great when XDA developers released a version for Google Wallet for root users. But after that, a version was released that did not require you to root. You have to love the Android development community, huh?

There is now an even more legit, and safer way to download the payment assistant to your phone. You will now be able to download the application straight from the market, with a glitch discovered by Kellex at Droid Life.

The process could be a “hit or a miss”, but it did in fact work on my Galaxy Nexus. So, lets get into it.

Download Instructions:

1. On your Verizon Galaxy Nexus, go to the browser Android Market page. Make sure that you are on the browser. Or, simply go here: Google Market (Browser Link)

2. Now in the search bar, you will need to search “Google Wallet”. This will then bring you onto a page within the browser.

3. Tap/ Click the “Install Button” and it will prompt you to sign in with your GMail account. * Luckily, Android 4.0 has a feature which involves letting you sign in with a click of a button.

4. Now you should be back at the Android Market (Browser) page. All you have to do is press the “Back” button and it will allow you to go to the Android Market.

5. Then, you will have the option to install the application in the “Market”.

In case it is not working for you, or you have feared that something you have done is wrong we have a video from Droid Life you can refer to. Later today I will make a video also to display the process.

Have you tried installing Google Wallet from the Android Market on your phone? If so, how is it working out for you? I would love to hear your comments. Happy February!

Will G.
I am a huge fan of Android. Almost being with Android Authority for close to a year, it is really nice to see new, talented writers embrace the "Android Dream" with the group of writers we have. My role at Android Authority is currently as a writer, to accompany my past skills in editing and reviewing top products for this site. I now sport a Samsung Galaxy Nexus.