During CES 2018, Google announced that Android Pay would merge with Google Wallet and be phased into Google Pay. The branding change has been occurring in bits and pieces over recent weeks, but has now gone into full effect just about everywhere. This includes the Android Pay application, which has been updated with a complete overhaul including a new user interface and Google Pay as the name.
Google silently adds compatible banks and credit unions to an updated list of Android Pay supporters it keeps on a support page. Recently, the search giant added quite a few as compatible in the United States.
As most of you know, Google often times comes off a bit odd in their decision-making to have several apps serve one purpose. It has been the case with messenger and video chat apps, and wireless payment apps too. In a move the search giant has made at CES 2018, the Android Pay and Google Wallet payment services have merged, and the result is “Google Pay.”
After confirming a partnership a few weeks ago, Google and PayPal have struck a deal to support Android Pay inside the popular payment application.
Google and PayPal have both announced a collaboration to allow Android Pay customers to add their PayPal accounts as a payment option within the Android Pay application and service. Google’s blog on the subject explained the option would be arriving for American customers in the next few weeks.
Google has infested (in a good way) new partner banking applications with Android Pay compatibility.
Google has officially released the final version of the Developer Preview for Android Wear 2.0 which brings a number of new tools to help developers with their apps and more.
A trusted source revealed earlier this week that Android Pay support may soon come to Android Wear, Google’s platform for smartwatches and wearables. The bit of news comes from a trusted source who found code in the latest version of Google’s Play Services hinting at the possibility.