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A new update to the Google Wallet app is rolling out today to all Android devices running v4.0 or higher. It's not just a maintenance update this time – Google has added a new feature called Orders. Can you guess what it does? Yes, it tracks online orders, but it tracks virtually all your orders, not just those made with Wallet.

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The Orders feature can be used to see all your pending and past online orders and aggregate notifications related to them. It works similarly to the Google Now tracking card. Once activated, Orders will automatically display information for any receipt sent to your Gmail. The app will also push notifications to you when the order status is updated (shipped, delivered, etc). Because it keeps track of your old order info, Orders is useful for finding merchant contact information and shipping details later. There is also a new checkbox when adding loyalty cards to set it as an account belonging to a friend or family member.

As with most Google apps, you can expect this one to be rolled out over the next few days. The first users should see it later today, though. After the update, you simply need to open the app and opt in.

APK Download

The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.

File name: com.google.android.apps.walletnfcrel-2.0-R155-v14-RELEASE.apk

Version: 2.0-R155-v14-RELEASE (Android 4.0+)

MD5: 2dad866bab5b57dd76f19dbab7c93c4e

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • ran

    Off topic, I hope Google revamps its calendar's app and website.

    • Deeco

      Android 4.3 bound,

      • Kylecore

        uhh we're already on 4.4.2 my friend

        • Deeco

          Type my mistake lol

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      Indeed. Every good calendar app should at least have a month view where you can read the appointments in a small font (I forget what this view is termed)

      • Crispin Swickard

        As well it defaulting to month view when first launched would be nice..

  • skitchbeatz

    Finally a reason to use it other than payments

    • Brad

      "Finally... a reason to use an app for another reason other than what it was originally intended to be used for"

      • Nathaniel Webb

        A physical wallet is not merely a place to pay for things, but a loyalty card holder, receipt holder, and a money holder. Kind of like Google Wallet.

  • usaff22

    Why is the date April 1 in Google Wallet? It's nowhere near April Fools day...

    • darkdude1

      You're right, April 1st isn't even a wednesday this year anyway...

      • NOT RahmEmanuel

        It is next year -- Wed. 1 April, 2015.

        Presumably, this exemplifies Google's idea of forward-looking tech. ;-)
        .

    • Alphajoe

      It's not 1 April 2015 in your timezone?!
      Uh, oh.

  • lensgrabber

    I'm pretty sure in the past I have been able to move a message from one account to my cards associated gmail account and it pick that information up in the cards. Hopefully I can do the same with orders.

    • Brad

      Yeah, and forwarded flight info worked, too. It'll probably work the same way.

  • mechapathy

    Let's hope it works better than the same feature that's already poorly implemented in Google Now. It even misses Google Play orders.

    • NOT RahmEmanuel

      No kidding.

      I order a fair amount of stuff -- easily 6 - 12 items, each month, most of that from eBay or Amazon. In all the time since Google announced the deliveryt-tracking 'feature', it's picked up exactly one shipment...and the notification arrived 6 days after the parcel did.
      .

      • natertotz

        I used to have the same issue. Make sure that you don't delete/archive the shipping confirmation email and it should work well. After I stopped that then I haven't had any issues.

        • NOT RahmEmanuel

          Thanks, but your advice isn't applicable to me -- I archive no email, whatsoever, and I never delete shipping notification. In fact, since the Google Now feature has been total crap I've been forwarding all shpg. info to Shiprack.:

          https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shiprack.client

          .

        • mechapathy

          I delete/archive nothing. Only works when it feels like it. I get a lot of packages, and there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to when the cards will show. Even when dealing with the same vendors.

        • mechapathy

          I delete/archive nothing. Only works when it feels like it. I get a lot of packages, and there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to when the cards will show. Even when dealing with the same vendors.

      • Stacey Liu

        That's strange. I've ordered from Amazon, EBay, and Newegg and my Google Now notifications are always on time and accurate.

        • Crispin Swickard

          I didn't get a single notification on either N5 I got from the Play store. Actually I have NEVER gotten a tracking notification. I hope this does something so I don't need a separate app like slice.

  • Sam Nalty

    Does it work in the UK yet?

    • Alex M

      Nope :(

  • TechWings

    I never have issues with Google Now tracking my orders. Even when the receipt is set auto archive under a label.

    I love that pulls Google Play, Amazon, and eBay orders. Pretty freakin' bad ass.

  • Justin Fabian

    Looks like the Orders feature only works with gmail accounts and not google apps accounts.

  • RockAndRock

    Useless for France :/

  • http://google.com/+DavidJohnson David J

    Working great!

  • Aaron Jaeger

    This addition is confusing. It almost seems not to fit the rest of the app. I guess time will tell.

  • Jordan Long

    looks good. some issues with being marked as delivered, but overall a great integration.

    • http://twitter.com/savagejeep SavageJeep

      Looks just as spotty as Google Now. Shows no orders while I have just completed 2 Amazon orders and an eBay purchase... >:{

  • Doctor Awesome PhD

    Doesn't work with AmazonSmile unfortunately.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    Working great here. I order a lot of crap from Amazon, so this'll be helpful (more helpful than re-checking Amazon, or my email, for various tracking info). The slice.com app used to work, but then Amazon removed tracking #s from their email so it fails.

    • djakdekiel

      Really, 53,88 for secateur?

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        Garden shears == secateur? Ok. But, yes, they're the best. I try to buy the best, once, instead of cheap crap, over and over and over.

  • Leandro

    First time here. How safe is to download this apk files and not sharing my wallet information with someone who I wouldn't like to?
    Regards

  • http://techsym.com/ cubanresourceful

    Dunno if this has been reported yet but Google Wallet order tracking doesn't work if your email is a Google Apps email. Just a heads up.

  • JensAstrup

    This isn't a huge change, but you can now swipe cards away instead of having to click the x in the top right corner. It was extremely frustrating since all the other apps with the card interface allowed you to swipe things away...glad that finally got dealt with.

  • SeanK

    Probably wont work with "Google Apps for Business" accounts :'(

  • http://www.binarytuberculosis.com BinaryTB

    Looks like this doesn't work with Google Apps accounts, I get a message saying I need a "gmail.com" email address.