Android Pay has been steadily rolling out support for several countries and banks over the last few months. However, it remains widely underused as only a limited number of merchants and websites currently support the payment platform. It looks like that’s about to change as Google has announced successful key partnerships with Visa and Mastercard to expand the reach of Android Pay across the mobile web.
If you are an Android Pay customer and a frequent user of Uber, there is a new promotion you are going to want to take advantage of. From now until October 15th, if you use Android Pay to pay for your Uber fair, you will receive 50% off your next 10 rides.
Google updates Chrome often, as you could have probably guessed from the high number of versions they have had. Chrome 53 came out earlier this week and brings some significant improvements to the platform’s most important elements. Hit the break for details.
Google has recently expanded support for Android Pay to several banks, with Chase being the latest addition. Chase customers join the club today as the bank has released support for the payment service to its customers. Android Pay is now available to Android users with all types of Chase Visa credit cards, debit cards and Chase Liquid cards.
Google may soon update Android Pay allowing it show you where it works. Sources say that the app may use your device’s GPS and Bluetooth sensors to determine where you are. It can then pin-point nearby retailers where Android Pay is accepted.
One of the things holding Android Pay back, is the amount of compatible banks and credit unions. Until all are supported, each addition will add to the audience. Just yesterday, 19 more financial institutions added support for Android Pay.
We’ve been hearing lots of rumors about Australia being a possible addition to the list of Android Pay supports. Indeed those rumors ended up being true. Android Pay now works in retail stores carrying NFC terminals located in Australia.
The list of countries in support of Android Pay is expanding to include Singapore.