Google today announced that it is bringing Android Pay to Russia. At launch, Android Pay will be supported by 15 banks with thousands of retailers and organisations supporting it as well.
Google today announced that it is expanding Android Pay to 10 more countries, including Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain, and Taiwan. In addition, the company is also bringing peer-to-peer payments to its mobile payment service.
Android Pay is still finding its footing in a variety of different locations across the globe, but those waiting in New Zealand can finally consider themselves checked off the waiting list. As long as they are customers of the right bank.
While other companies, like Samsung and Apple, already offer the ability to use their mobile payment options on their smartwatches, Google’s Android Wear is still missing the feature.
Android Pay is getting a couple of new options to make buying things online even easier.
On September 7, Google officially announced a few major additions to the company’s mobile payment option, Android Pay.
If you’ve finally caved-in and decided to give Android Pay a chance, this guide should help you set-up and use that service within minutes. Not only is the Google service easy to use, the user interface has been made such that there is little chance of you going wrong.
Android Pay, a simple, one-tap solution to reduce the number of cards in your wallet has now arrived in Asia, starting with Singapore. Utilising near field communications (NFC) technology, Android Pay, essentially turns your device into a tap-and-go style credit or debit card. Until recently, this technology was limited to the western hemisphere and now, finally, Asia is set to be part of this innovation.
Android Pay is a big deal for Google as it moves to compete with in a crowded mobile payment market. Support from banks is probably the biggest step in that progress.