Google today announced it has merged Android Pay and Google Wallet into one consolidated payments service called Google Pay.
Over the coming weeks, Google said users will be able to use Google Pay online, in stores, and across Google products, and Google Wallet's existing peer-to-peer payment functionality will continue to be supported.
Google Pay is already available in select first-party apps such as YouTube and Chrome, and in Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart, and select other third-party apps and websites on Android and in Chrome.
Google Pay branding will be rolled out in apps, websites, and next to payment terminals in stores as Android Pay branding and decals are retired.
Google Pay along with Samsung Pay are Apple Pay's biggest rivals among mobile payment services. Google Pay also competes with Apple's recently launched peer-to-peer payment service Apple Pay Cash in the United States.
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Also let me School you on this while both Android Pay and Apple Pay use tokenization google stores the credentials and the token in the cloud.
Apple Pay does not because it’s kept in the secure enclaved on the device. Not exactly the same.
Too bad they don’t copy the important things like being able to have storefronts where folks can get support for the various HW devices like Apple.
Yeah it's been around for quite a while.
3 years after Apple Pay the payment system still is slowly catching on.
I think Apple Pay/Google Pay is much more convenient, secure, & quicker than any physical card when completing a purchase. But there’s still a constant issue of which merchants accept mobile payments.
The more tech companies come on board the easier and faster the adoption rate of actually utilizing the payment feature can be. As well as applying much needed pressure to the big retail holdouts like Walmart and Target to finally come on board too.