Android Pay and Google Wallet Have Merged to Become 'Google Pay'

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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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36 months ago

Oh yeah Google... do your best work. Rip off every detail until there's nothing unique about your products.

Apple Pay was a rip off of Google wallet which came out 2 years before... If you want to trash talk Google for the 3rd transformation of their payment platform in the last 5 years go for it but at least get your facts straight
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36 months ago
Oh yeah Google... do your best work. Rip off every detail until there's nothing unique about your products.
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36 months ago

Oh yeah Google... do your best work. Rip off every detail until there's nothing unique about your products.

I used Google wallet on my Nexus S way back in 2011, so I'm not quite sure what you think they are ripping off
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36 months ago

I used Google wallet on my Nexus S way back in 2011, so I'm not quite sure what you think they are ripping off

The actual name of Pay! But considering you have Chase Pay, Samsung Pay, Walmart Pay etc Google decided to follow the leader with the branding.

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.
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36 months ago

Good. Google Wallet was just kind of in this weird limbo mode. Nice to have everything 'Pay' related under one umbrella again.

Now they need to do this with Hangouts ... and Allo ... and Duo ...


I used Google wallet on my Nexus S way back in 2011, so I'm not quite sure what you think they are ripping off

Yeah it's been around for quite a while.
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36 months ago
Whatever it takes to make these mobile payment systems more mainstream, accepted, and the preferred method of payment, I’d say the better.

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.
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