Android Pay coming to Canada on May 31st, according to new report

At last week's I/O event, Google revealed that Android Pay is set to expand to a number of new markets in the near future. The service launched in Russia a few days ago, and now, a new report suggests that Canada is next in line.

Citing sources with possession of internal documents, MobileSyrup reveals that Android Pay is coming to the North American country on May 31st. The mobile payments app will supposedly work with most major credit and debit cards in Canada, although specific bank partners are currently unknown. 

The documents, however, point out that the payment platform can be employed wherever contactless is accepted, and will be available to all NFC-enabled devices running on Android 4.4 and above.

Other countries that can expect Android Pay in the coming months include Brazil, Spain, and Taiwan.

source: MobileSyrup



4. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I live in Canada, and Android Pay was installed on my phone, without my permission (or acknowledgement), within the last 2 weeks. I disabled it (Nexus 5x).

3. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I hope Samsung pay launches to other non cibc banks that day too. I know that Samsung Canada, at least the people running the online web sales, is quite incompetent but let's hope I am wrong and it releases soon.

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Huh? The app came on my OnePlus One since last year and I've seen restaurants like SubWay even show that they accept it...

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6945; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I like the tech, but honestly I don't like the idea of contributing to a cashless society. Remember the good old days when one would get robbed on the street and the only thing they made off with was whatever money you had on you? Everything is tied to our phones now, and to my knowledge cash is still unhackable.

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