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Google is Merging Android Pay and Google Wallet into a Single Service

09 January, 2018, 01:54 | Author: Abraham Jackson
  • Bringing it all together with Google Pay - Google Blog

"Today, we're excited to make this feature available for Gmail users in the UK", Travis Green, Google Wallet product manager, wrote in a blog post announcing the news. With Google Pay, the company ensures their Android users the easiest method of money sending, receiving, paying out with saved information on their Google accounts. This includes Chrome for web purchases, YouTube for renewing subscriptions, in-app purchases on Android, and even retail outlets with NFC payments.

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"It remains to be seen if the Google Pay brand will enhance consumer understanding and therefore adoption of Google's payment services, or if it will only add another layer of confusion", McKee said.

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Google has announced that it is collating all its payment systems, primarily Google Wallet and Android Pay, under one brand called Google Pay.

"The timing is important because Google Pay wants to capture and build momentum around mobile payments before competition gets any more intense". After years of brainstorming - Google finally has had the genius idea of unifying both these platforms under a single brand. Then in 2015, Google came out with Android Pay, with support from three major U.S. carriers. Sites like Airbnb, Fandango and Instacart have already started accepting it. That changed in 2015, when Google chose to spin off the tap-and-pay portion of the service into Android Pay.

Senior VP of Fandango Mark Young said, "Google Pay provides a simple, intuitive option for Fandango customers to speed through checkout with just one tap".

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