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Google Wallet adding Passbook-like features to compete with Apple

Google (GOOG) may not want people to think that it’s copying Apple (AAPL) in the wake of the Apple v. Samsung (005930) patent trial verdict, but it does seem that the company is taking a page from Apple’s playbook with some of its planned updates for Google Wallet. MobileBurn reports that Google Wallet product manager Robin Dua says that the company wants to update its Wallet software to store and display “boarding passes, identification cards, and everything you’d find in a normal wallet.” Apple debuted many similar features with the Passbook mobile wallet application that it introduced with iOS 6 back in June.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.