A new form of payment has managed to find its way into the mainstream: smartphones. Both major smartphone manufacturers, Apple and Samsung, have developed their very own ‘smart pay’ apps, called Apple Pay and Samsung Pay respectively. Google’s counterpart is Google Pay.
It was reported not too long ago that Google is going to unify both Android Pay and Google Wallet under a single brand and that’s precisely what it has done today. The company today announced the launch of Google Pay which brings all of the features that Android Pay and Google Wallet users have become accustomed to. The company has now started rolling out the new Google Pay app for […]
Google today announced the launch of Google Pay and while it might sound like one, it’s actually not a new mobile payments service. It’s a rebranding of the existing mobile payment options that Google offers. Those who have ever used Android Pay, used Chrome to fill in their payment info automatically or relied on Google Wallet for their purchases will be able to continue doing all of that with Google […]
Shopping apps are a dime a dozen, and pretty much any retailer worth their salt will have an app of sorts that will allow shoppers to shop using their mobile devices. However for some reason and despite seemingly eagerly embracing new technologies, Adidas has lacked a mobile shopping app of their own.
It is no secret that contactless payments are starting to become a more popular option compared to using cash or other older methods of payments, such as swiping cards. In fact in several parts of the world, contactless payments have become more or less standard and ubiquitous.
Google announced last year that it was going to add support for Visa Checkout to Android Pay. It didn’t say when the integration was live as the company was still working on integrating the two services back then. Almost one year after the initial announcement was made, Visa Checkout is finally supported on Android Pay.
Wells Fargo today announced that its debit card customers can now use its more than 5,000 ATMs across the country without actually having their card on them. That’s because the company’s ATMs now have support for leading tap and pay mobile payment services such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. This NFC functionality will be offered on over 5,000 ATMs in the United States.
Android Pay is strictly a mobile-only payment platform at this point in time but Google isn’t ruling out the possibility of enabling users to make payments on desktop machines using Android Pay. This was revealed by Spencer Spinnell, Google’s director fo emerging platforms, during a press conference in which the company announced the launch of Android Pay in Canada. Spinnell said that Google aims to eventually enable Android Pay users […]
Android Pay has gradually been expanded to more markets across the globe over the past few months. Google has also been improving the payments service and adding support for more financial institutions. Despite being available in the United States for quite some time now, the payments service is yet to be launched in Canada. If a new report is to be believed, the Android Pay Canada launch is going to […]
It was first reported back in January this year that PayPal was soon going to integrate its payment service with Android Pay. A few months later, an official announcement was made, confirming that PayPal would be integrated with Android Pay. Users of Google’s mobile payment service would be able to pay for their purchases using their PayPal account. The companies did say that it would take a while before the […]
If there is ever a reason not to use beta software, it is that sometimes certain features don’t always work as intended, or some features haven’t been enabled yet. The recent Android O beta is a good example because according to reports, it seems that there are some users with the beta who are reporting that Android Pay isn’t working with the Android O beta.
Android Pay makes it very easy to load up your loyalty cards and make use of them on the go but it appears that Google is thinking of an experimental feature to make the process easier and faster. The latest version of the Android Pay app has revealed that Google is working on a feature called Visual ID which will allow users to authenticate loyalty points based on facial recognition.
PayPal is one of the most widely used services for making payments and transferring money. It’s used by tens of millions of people across the globe. The company continues to expand its partnerships in order to make it easier for people to use PayPal. It has now confirmed that it’s extending its partnership with Google which will enable users to opt for PayPal as a payment method in Google’s mobile […]
Google has gradually been adding support for more banks and financial institutions to Android Pay so that the mobile payments service is more useful for the people who rely on it every day to make payments on the go. The company has now decided to integrated Android Pay deeply with some mobile banking apps and for this purpose, it has teamed up with these banks.
Update – Huawei Australia has since clarified to Ausdroid that the original Huawei Watch does not have NFC inside despite their earlier claims.With the launch of the Huawei Watch 2 at MWC 2017 a couple of months ago, it was revealed that the smartwatch came with NFC technology on it which in turn allowed users to take advantage of features like Android Pay. However it seems that if you’re still […]
Last year it was revealed that Android Pay would not work on devices with unlocked bootloaders. It has been speculated that this could be due to security reasons, which makes sense especially when you consider that this is dealing with credit cards and personal financial information.
So it has been confirmed that Android Pay will arrive for Android Wear, and while the announcement and implementation which is expected to arrive in Android Wear 2.0 is soon, the folks at Droid-Life have reported that there are already screenshots of Android Pay in action on Android Wear via the Android Pay app.
Back in 2015, Google launched a Hands Free payment service with the pilot going live in 2016. For those unfamiliar, the idea behind Hands Free is that when a customer walks into a store, through the use of Bluetooth and location services, it would detect if the user was inside a store that supported the payments service.
Back in November there were signs to suggest that Android Pay could be coming onto Android Wear devices. Now thanks to an exclusive interview with The Verge, Android Wear’s product manager Jeff Chang has confirmed that Android Wear users can look forward to using their smartwatches to pay for purchases in the future via Android Pay.
Out of the more recent mobile payments platforms – Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay – Apple was the first to break into the Japanese market, although initial reports revealed that the launch was not as smooth as Apple would have liked. Now it seems that Google will be beating Samsung to the punch with Android Pay’s launch in the country.