“Google has revealed plans to enhance its Wallet service with location-aware store cards, boarding passes and event tickets, much like the Passbook feature found in Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6 iPhone update,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“New features planned for the Google Wallet software found in the Android mobile operating system were revealed in a developer video posted to YouTube,” Oliver reports. ” As noted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Google plans to expand its Wallet functionality beyond just payment cards.”

Apple “has described the new native iOS software as ‘your boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more now all in one place,'” Oliver reports. “While Google Wallet relies on NFC for mobile payments, Apple’s Passbook is driven by location awareness, and will quickly provide users with store cards and other applicable items for nearby businesses. Google’s developer video reveals the company now plans to add similar location-aware features to its Wallet service, allowing it to compete more directly with Passbook.”

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