Google is not including a physical payments card as part of its mobile wallet, at least for the immediate future, according to the tech news site allthingsd.com.
Google CEO Larry Page killed the card launch because he was unhappy with a glitch-filled run-through, the website reported. Page is skeptical of plastic cards as an innovation play in general, the article says.
News of the cancellation follows the departure of Osama Bedier, who was Google’s vice president of wallet and payments. Google would not comment to PaymentsSource on the company’s card plans, but has confirmed Bedier’s departure.
Other mobile wallet providers, such as Isis and PayPal, have plastic debit cards tied to their stored-value accounts.