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.
Google today announced the launch of the shop. tap. reward program for Android Pay users in the United Kingdom. Android Pay has been growing steadily across the pond ever since it was launched there in May this year. Starting today and until the end of the year, each time users pay with Android Pay in store or on the Transport for London network they will receive a virtual cracker in […]
Google’s mobile payment service – aptly called Android Pay – is competing with the likes of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay in a bid to move us all to a cashless society. Dozens of banks and financial institutions in the United States already support the mobile payments system but the list of partners continues to grow. Android Pay has now gained support for 31 additional U.S. banks.
Google today announced that it has inked strategic partnerships with Visa and Mastercard in order to bring Android Pay to more places online. The new partnerships will soon enable Android Pay users to pay on countless websites where Visa Checkout or Masterpass are accepted using the device authentication method of their choice, such as fingerprint recognition. This will eliminate the need for users to remember multiple usernames and passwords on […]
For Android users who love tinkering with their devices and customizing it on a deeper level, chances are you have unlocked your phone’s bootloader. This is pretty much the only way to go about it if you want deeper customization and to install apps/tweaks that might require this level of access.
When it comes to mobile payment options available in the market today, there are a few to choose from, although unfortunately it seems that most of them are platform specific, like Apple Pay being more for Apple devices, and Android Pay catered towards Android users. Now if you fall into the latter camp, you’ll be pleased to learn that the service has expanded to Hong Kong.
Google has said that its mobile payments service will finally be up on mobile web “soon,” this means that users will be able to pay for online purchases using Android Pay in the very near future. Google has been working on expanding Android Pay out of Android-powered smartphones and the mobile web is the next logical step on the ladder. Google has now confirmed that it shouldn’t be much longer before […]
Google has teamed up with one of the hottest services on the market to push its mobile payments service, Android Pay. The company today announced that users can get 50 percent discount on their Uber rides as long as they choose to pay for that ride using Android Pay. This promotion is good until October 15th so there’s plenty of time for anyone to take Uber for a spin even […]
Google has been in the mobile payments business for some time now. It’s competing against the likes of Samsung Pay and Apple Pay with the aptly named Android Pay service. Chase, one of the largest banks in the United States, held out the longest in supporting Android Pay. An internal memo was leaked late last month suggesting that Chase could start supporting Android Pay on September 7th and that’s precisely […]