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Google today rolled out yet another new payment service, Google Pay, which is available for Android devices via an app. Confused yet? Google Pay is Google's third mobile wallet in recent years and was designed to replace both Android Pay and Google Wallet. Google Pay brings the best of both worlds, allowing you to use the stored payment information from your Google account across all of the company's properties. That means it can be used for purchases within Chrome, for in-app purchases using Android devices or even handing subscription payments for YouTube Red or send payments to another person. And of course, NFC payments at cash registers around the country are also supported with Google Pay.... Read more...
What if we lived in a world where you never needed to carry around a physical wallet? Google is working on making digital wallets ubiquitous, and the company just recently updated Android Pay to expand this vision. Android Pay has been around since September 2015 and was one of the key pillars of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is available in over a million stores and this past December, Google enabled Android Pay support in various apps including Lyft, OpenTable, Jet.com and JackThreads. Android Pay has expanded to Singapore and Australia and has increased the number of available banks in the United States and United Kingdom. Chase is now one of the many credit cards that can be... Read more...
How can you tell if a cellular carrier is invested in Android Pay? When it decides to give you 2GB of free data simply by using it. That's a perk that Verizon subscribers are able to opt-in for right now, as long as they're able to find a store that accepts the payment service, of course. According to a message some Verizon subscribers are receiving, the first time Android Pay is used on the carrier's network, the user's account will be credited for 1GB, good for two billing cycles. If a user ends up using Android Pay for a third time, that 1GB turns into 2GB. Considering the fact that data isn't inexpensive, and Android Pay can be used for things you'd buy anyway, this really does seem like... Read more...
Android Pay was one of the key pillars of Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. As the successor to Google Wallet, it allows you to store your credit card credentials on your smartphone, making it a breeze to authenticate purchases with “tap and pay” using your fingerprint to authorize the transaction. Today, Google extended Android Pay’s reach to include in-app purchases (similar in concept to what’s currently available with Apple Pay within supported iOS apps). This extension of the Android Pay system allows you to easily checkout within your favorite apps without needing to whip out your credit card (not all of use can remember account numbers, expirations dates, and CVV codes... Read more...
Google tried the whole mobile payments thing once before. It was called Google Wallet and for various reasons, it wasn't a success. You could argue that one of those reasons was because it was an idea just slightly ahead of its time. Regardless, Google took a mulligan and is back in the mobile payment game with Android Pay, which is now functioning in the U.S.The concept is simple -- rather than dig through your wallet or purse for cash or credit cards, you simple whip out your Android handset and let the magic of Near Field Communication (NFC) do its thing. Of course, there's a bit of setup involved, but once configured, the idea is that using your smartphone will be easier and more convenient... Read more...
It appears that the launch of Google's Android Pay service could be a lot closer than we anticipated, and we have none other than McDonald's to thank for the information. There's little that's quite so satisfying as a hot and juicy McLeak. The information came forth through a message presented on an employee computer terminal. It mentions that Samsung Pay is due to launch on the 21st, which you might notice is a date that's already passed. As we learned just a couple of weeks ago, the actual launch date for Samsung's service is September 28, although a beta period is available for some testers now. When Google announced Android Pay earlier this year, we were told that we could expect Android... Read more...
Android M, known internally as Macadamia Nut Cookie, is on the horizon. Google I/O kicked off this afternoon and the first topic of discussion was of course Google’s next generation mobile operating system. For those that were hoping for a huge UI overhaul or a ton of gee-whiz features, this is not the Android release for you. Instead, Android M is more of a maintenance released focused mainly on squashing bugs and improving stability/performance across the board. Even though Android M is about making Android a more stable platform, there are six new areas that have been improved upon for this release: App Permissions. We’ve discussed this feature previously based on early leaks, and it thankfully... Read more...
The upcoming Google I/O Conference could see the company launch a new mobile payment system API, according to sources who spoke to Ars Technica. The new service, which would let users pay for items both at physical cash registers and online, is expected to be called Android Pay. Google’s Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology will let phones and other devices with Android Pay create transactions through register devices that have NFC technology. The Android Pay API will also let developers add payment buttons to their online stores. The competition between Apple and Google for mobile payments is heating up. Google has been making several moves to revamp its Google Wallet, including buying rival... Read more...