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.
Let’s talk mobile payments. Most mid-range and high-end smartphones today are boarded with NFC. NFC is the technology that allows for making mobile payments. This was a feature that really became popular in 2015 and 2016, but is now overshadowed by bezel-less designs and fancy digital assistants. Is being able to make mobile payments still an important feature to you?
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.
Today is the last day of Google’s 2017 developer conference in Mountain View, California. Following Wednesday’s keynote, it was announced in a session and on the company’s new blog that the Google Assistant is to gain the ability to pay someone even that you know personally.
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.