Sprint to begin enabling Google Wallet today?

A software update notification sent by US mobile network operator Sprint to dealers suggests that mobile payments capabilities will begin to be enabled on the Nexus S 4G, at least, from today.

Sprint's Nexus S 4G update notice
TURN ON: Today's update for the Nexus S 4 G enables the NFC secure element. Click to enlarge.

The update notification was spotted by Sprint tracking site SprintFeed and indicates that the GRJ90 update “enables the NFC secure element” as well as providing a number of other upgrades including improved WiFi connectivity. According to the notification, the software update will be automatically pushed to Sprint customers with Nexus S 4G phones over a four day period from 11 July.

Sprint is the mobile network operator partner for the Google Wallet project, which is expected to go live in New York and San Francisco at the beginning of September.

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