Android Pay in action
posted by Maxwell R. / May 28, 2015, 11:52 PM
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.
Thanks for introducing another great competitor in this sector.
posted on May 29, 2015, 12:03 AM 4
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What's with SammyPay? Another kind of fragmentation I'd say.... People can be glad if they don't get double-charged. ROFL.
posted on May 29, 2015, 12:05 AM 2
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effective. Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗
posted on May 29, 2015, 12:50 AM 3
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I know it scares you, but the word you're really looking for is choice.
posted on May 29, 2015, 1:26 AM 3
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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.
posted on May 29, 2015, 10:34 AM 1
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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
posted on May 29, 2015, 2:57 PM 2
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