Today, Google is officially rolling out its new contact-less payment system ‘Android Pay.’ For Wallet users, Google has informed us that the service isn’t going away. In fact, an all-new wallet application has been added to the Play Store already. With Android Pay, users will be able to transfer payments through apps as well as in stores using NFC terminals.
Later today, Google will begin rolling out an update to its previous Wallet application, which will become the new Android Pay Application. Google says 1 Million merchants already support the new payment service, and more are coming soon. Google has also partnered with several banks for the new service such as American Express, Bank of America, Discover, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions, US Bank and NSAA. Others such as Wells Fargo, Citi-bank and Capital One will be coming in the next few days. Android users will be able to add their Master-card, Visa card, American Express and Discover cards in order to make purchases through apps and in stores with its new Tap, Pay, Done. Here are some of the merchants that will be supporting Android Pay.
Google’s new payment service announced back at I/O will be a safe, reliable and hassle free way to pay. Google has been hard at work to replace the consumers wallet. Android Pay will also store all your loyalty cards, gift cards and special offers right on your smartphone.
The new service will work with any Android smartphone running Kit-Kat or above, so long as it has NFC technology built in. The app update will be rolling out in the coming days. In addition, it will come pre-installed on all upcoming Android smartphones from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.
Source: Official Android Blog