Android Pay in action

Android Pay in action
Google introduced Android Pay during the beginning of the Google I/O conference, and contrary to some rumors a few months ago, the service is an all-encompassing commerce platform.

In addition to the now somewhat familiar method of paying by tapping your phone at a point-of-sale, Android Pay also enables developers to use Google’s API to have the service available from within a given app that may represent a service that sells goods.

By selecting “Buy with Android Pay,” you can seamlessly finish your shopping online from your smartphone. Android Pay will also support peer-to-peer payments, though that feature was not being demoed at Google I/O.

All the major credit card issuers are supporting Android Pay, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. The largest and most familiar banks are on board with Android Pay too, such as Bank of American, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions, US Bank, and USAA.

The security features are well thought out too. Making a payment at a store, Android Pay does not transmit actual credit card data, opting instead to create a virtual account number to represent your account at that specific transaction.

Best of all, Android Pay will be available to use in at least 20 stores when it launches, including Best Buy, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Petco, Sports Authority, Walgreens, Whole Foods, and others. In app payments via Android Pay will also cover the expected suspects like Uber, Lyft, Domino’s, Spring, Priceline.com, Dunkin’ Donuts, and others.

Google has also partnered with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon to ensure people that walk out the door with their new phones will be able to use Android Pay. The app for Android Pay will be available on Google Play “soon,” though the word we were hearing around the lounge was an official launch about the time Android M drops.




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16 Comments

1. INTERNATIONALPATRIOT unregistered

Thanks for introducing another great competitor in this sector.

4. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'm hoping that together Apple and Google can encourage faster adoption of mobile payments everywhere.

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2051; Member since: May 26, 2011

Introducing? They had google wallet tap to pay before Apple/Android Pay

23. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Where is fkin UK england support fkin USA selfish ...

2. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

What's with SammyPay? Another kind of fragmentation I'd say.... People can be glad if they don't get double-charged. ROFL.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

effective. Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗

16. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I already sent him one but it looks like he uses android phones so thats why he is still here lol

10. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I know it scares you, but the word you're really looking for is choice.

11. ohplease

Posts: 40; Member since: May 12, 2015

He's too stupid to understand.

3. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I like that they're using faux/temporary account numbers.

17. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

This is great but I'll still use the old fashioned coin and paper method most of the time.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So Android Pay works exactly like Samsung Pay is going to work. So instead of Samsung and Google having a competing payment system, why not just join them together and force out inferior payments system like, Apple Pay.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How about you log off, and go tell them that personally.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great job Google, hopefully these tech companies continue to push NFC, and wireless payments big time. Well done!

21. bossthatruth

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

For the people that keep whining about who came up with what first. Who gives a s**t just enjoy the technologies and go on about your lives

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 to that yo.

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