Android Pay will reportedly launch alongside the LG Nexus 5 (2015)
1. Johnnokia (Posts: 1060; Member since: 27 May 2012)
Speaking about innovation, Who started mobile payment or that ''Pay"?
Everyone now seems to follow!
2. legiloca (Posts: 1194; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)
Good question, but I doubt Apple started it
3. Johnnokia (Posts: 1060; Member since: 27 May 2012)
Just like ''Finger-Print Scanner'' implementation on the smartphone.
Again, everyone is following!
4. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)
Yep, Motorola was ahead of its time when they did their finger print scanner. Now, Apple, Samsung and any more are copying them.
7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2047; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
What did Apple change the name "Passbook" to?
9. gaming64 (unregistered)
Don't know why they had to rip off "Wallet".
5. Basharhd99 (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
LOL google wallet was there long before apple pay
10. gaming64 (unregistered)
Would there even be need of it in previous NFC-less iPhone models? Man you guys are such braggers.
12. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)
The issue was why did they drop Wallet and adopt Apple's "pay".
6. alouden (unregistered)
Yeah, I gritted my teeth when I read the words "Apple Pay has been around for quite a while..." As someone said above (and we all know) Google Wallet was there long before Apple Pay...Maybe we should just give up and say Apple innovates all things mobile.
14. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)
Google Wallet didn't go anywhere, barely was used, rarely was accepted and very few users actually knew it existed despite google's attempts to make it work....It was a failure.
Apple can say it was the first with a successful mainstream payment system, that now google pay and all others will follow behind.
When i say Apple was the first.. i dont mean it was the first in history to bring out a payment system, but the first to bring one out that was a failure and made it mainstream, something all others failed at.
19. Cicero (Posts: 854; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
Define mainstream? Here and there in states is mainstream?
20. Ordinary (Posts: 2177; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)
Mainstream aka US (soon UK) only just like google wallet was lol
16. thetreblemaker (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Apr 2015)
yeah everyone now seems to follow, including Apple itself. to be noted, iOS follow android in the ability to use third party keyboard, iOS definitely follow samsung in split windows feature, iOS follow Android by providing Power Saving Mode, and FYI mobile payment already exist in Android by the time Google Wallet released which a long ago before Apple Pay, so I think it doesnt make google copying it just because their change the name into "PAY", and speaking of which, Apple change passbook into Wallet!
that's a proof that everyone now seems to following each other, including Apple itself!
13. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)
Google wallet come first and failed..Apple Pay come second and made it work..Google now copies Apple and drops the word "wallet" for Apple popularised "Pay".
Shame on Google's part..should of kept "wallet".
17. Ordinary (Posts: 2177; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)
Yep just like apple renamed its passbook to wallet but thats not copying right?
Even google wallet was on ios before apple pay lol.
22. bigboss11 (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)
Android Pay and Google Wallet are 2 separate entities. Wallet is where you keep your money, Pay just handles the transaction between your Wallet and the business you're purchasing from.
25. joseg81 (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
wallet does that too. it has been doing that. i've used google wallet to make purchaces for over a year now. google wallet can keep your money like an account and/or handle transactions between your bank or debit card using nfc. yes google implemented it first unsuccessfully as many say. apple made tons of commercials n ppl follow it n started using it. it's just that googles way of doing it was if you're a nexus type user you were more aware of the feature.
27. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
I've been using it a couple of years too. There is pretty good widespread support where I am. It's been around for more than a couple of years on devices other than Nexus. The problem was the carriers were trying to monopolize their own mobile payment system by blocking Wallet from working on many of the devices it should have worked on. Also money wasn't spent heavily advertising the feature. I remember being disappointed back in my Galaxy S2 days when ATT had it blocked hardware wise.
24. eman99 (Posts: 360; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
please explain why is it called nexus 5 2015 and not nexus 7
26. SilentJ (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)
They are not calling it the Nexus 7 because that name is already in use for a 7 inch Tablet.