Android Pay is coming within weeks according to teaser

Android Pay is coming within weeks according to teaser
Android Pay, the mobile payment system available to Android users, is just weeks away from launching according to a teaser found by opening the Google Wallet app from the Google Play Store. The teaser says that in the next few weeks, Google Wallet will be re-branded as Android Pay and Google Wallet will be a brand new app in the Google Play Store. With Android Pay, users will be able to use an Android handset with NFC to make payments for merchandise and services in stores.

The timing of the teaser dovetails perfectly with an earlier leak from Verizon, saying that Android Pay would debut on September 16th. However, another rumor that we told you about last month suggested that Android Pay would launch at the same time as the new Nexus 5 (2015)/Nexus 5X because of the fingerprint scanner on the phone. That handset is rumored to be unveiled on September 29th.

Android Pay will use virtual account numbers in place of credit card numbers in order to maintain safe transactions. And because the service shows you the exact time, place and dollar amount of each transaction made using Android Pay, you can quickly spot any fraudulent activity on your account. Should your phone get stolen or lost, using Android Device Manager will allow you to find the handset, lock it, or even wipe it.

If the Android Pay app is handling mobile payments, what will Google Wallet do? The latter will be relegated to handling money transfers.  It will also still allow you to use your Google Wallet card along with the app.


source: AndroidGuys

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27 Comments

1. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I really don't get why all this mobile pay service is coming out, 1. the batteries in mobiles are not good enough and 2. Just carry a contactless card. Simple!

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5747; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Leaving always on NFC uses basically no battery Android Pay would use 1% battery tops

10. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yeh I get that but the phone isn't on just to use nfc is it

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Neither do you do shopping all the time, do you?

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5747; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apparently Android Pay doesn't work with the screen off Understandably for security, so in case you lose your phone, they can't use it without unlocking your phone first (you need to have PIN or pattern or fingerprint set up) So it doesn't even have NFC on unless your phone is on

16. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

one less thing to carry? instead of carrying your visa, discover, mastercard, etc all of them can be on your phone. plus allows them make money to lol. it's a win win in my book once mobile takes off

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring on SamsungPay. Apple Google and Samsung are taking mobile payments to the mainstream.

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung potentially have the best. If Samsung happens to sell at least 100M of their latest phones, and just 50% use it, it will be a clear winner. With acceptance of 90% of existing retailers, nothing else stands a chance. So much for Apple doesn't do anything until they do it right. How is it right. You again chose to not market to the largest demographic like they did with the Mac. See what haplenes? The iPhone is designed for the masses, see what haplened? How is it Apple chose.to do what Google already started with Wallett? Why not something better? Retailers aren't all going to buy new terminals just to take NFC, when the vast majority stop allow swipe. Eventually everyone will have cards with chips, but I see people with cards with chips at Target and the people are afraid to even place the card in it, they rather swipe. Actually swiping is faster. I can't wait to use it. All I will need is a money clip and my Drivers License. Samsung is gonna kill. All this bashing Sammie with drops in value and low protits, all that R&D, a division purchase of LoopPay is all about to pay off. All.Samsung had to do miss run the right commercials showing the quick easy process. SWIPE UP, use your fingerprint and put it next to the reader and your done. I can't wait.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I read your first sentence and saw no need to continue reading. I don't care who has the best, I use iPhones and Galaxys. End of comment.

14. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

you cant take anything techie says serious! he is a sammy sheep follower and sammy cant do nothing wrong in his eyes. samsung pay want even make it to first base. guaranted. it will be on the shelf like chatt on and the music app sammy came out with. sammy always takes something and try to duplicate. chatton on/hangouts. the music app/google access music. samsung pay/google pay. they tried this with tizen and still havent overcome that hurdle.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22430; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're wrong about Samsung Pay. It's definitely NOT going to "be on the shelf" and it will be home run, forgot about just first base. By the way, you're doing the exact same thing that Techie does.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I know right? Him and his essay style responses.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22430; Member since: May 28, 2014

Techie, I understand that you're a Samsung fan. I am, also. The S6 Edge + has renewed my liking for Android. But all of this bashing of Apple really needs to stop. I'm not for any needless bashing of any tech company. Apple isn't even mentioned in the article. This is an article about Android Pay. Just enjoy what you like and let others enjoy what they like, dude.

20. TerryTerius unregistered

Wise words brother, wise words. Unfortunately they'll likely go unheeded in the face of irrational hatred for inanimate objects that some people possess. The gulf between healthy debate and vindictive insult is a mile wide.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22430; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. Why people show such hate for inanimate objects is beyond me. People should just use what they like, and allow others to do the same.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung Pay is the best because Magstrip is still on every reader at retailers no NFC. Apple chose the most limited option. I tried using NFC at a soda machine that accepted it and it just wouldn't work I can't wait. I left VZW with all my phone lines because they are still debating allowing Samsung Pay. Just stupid. I am tired of carriers having control on something that belongs to me..

7. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

NFC in Australia is a lot more advance and reliable... 90% of all store in Australia can support Apple pay.. I have no idea Why the US is lacking behind the rest of the world. In the developed world (excluding the laughble out of date US) Apple, google and samsung pay will work in almost every store with little to no problems.

17. Carlitos

Posts: 681; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Well the US is much larger and has a waaayyy bigger population and infrastructure, so it would make sense for it to take longer

23. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The US is being left behind by nations like Japan and Europe not just Australia...

18. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

ok. then buy your cell phone company and then you can do what your heart desires. techie

25. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Not in the UK, chip & pin have been the default option for almost 10 years & virtually no shop or business has Magstrip readers for years. Chip & Pin & NFC contacless payment are the norm in uk.

26. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hope you switched to T-Mobile.

6. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I like the idea but don't want to become so dependent on my phone.

8. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Google Wallet...Why change the name to Google Pay..AFTER apple announces its Apple "PAY"..you had perfectly good name. From now on, blind ifans and the ignorant masses will regard apple being the first "pay"...google should of stayed with the name Wallet. And sasmung should of stayed away from wallet and pay (its important to distance yourself from your competitors)..

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why does it even matter? You really think people will care when they're using the system, and walking away happy?

24. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Well who cares when they start with a country that doesn't support nfc payments like European countries......

27. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what Android Pay has to offer as Samsung has chosen to exclude devices prior to the s6, which is perfectly fine with me.

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