Android Pay coming to five new countries, streamlined PayPal support to be added


Android Pay is already available in 10 markets, but Google won't stop until the mobile payment service reaches millions of new customers. During Google I/O press conference, the company announced plans to introduce Android Pay in five additional countries.

Although Google hasn't been exactly clear as to when exactly Android Pay will be available in these new markets, at least it did mention the service will be launched in Brazil, Canada, Russia and Spain, and Taiwan.

With the addition of the new territories, Android Pay will be available in 15 countries, which is quite a small market considering the importance of the service. Hopefully, Google will be able to fasten the expansion of Android Pay at some point so that the rollout to new markets won't take so long.

Furthermore, Google confirmed it will soon add a streamlined mobile checkout experience for PayPal users, in addition to the already available Visa and Mastercard partnerships announced back in October.

There's probably more to come from Google in the coming months, as the company is trying to strengthen its presence in new markets across the world.

source: Google

FEATURED VIDEO

3 Comments

1. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

If Android hits my bank before Samsung pay I will actually be kind of pissed. Lol

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Well, Android Pay can be used by many more consumers than Samsung Pay... So, I guess Banks and Financial Enterprises would bee more keen to adopt Android Pay. But I think Samsung Pay still has the upper hand when it comes to compatibility, as it supports both MST and NFC.

3. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Omg why the hell does it take so long......15 course tries in how many years? And what about languages support? Some of the most important services stop support as soon as the 10 biggest countries in the world has been covered......google take off your narrow visioned glasses and support the entire world.....

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.