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

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

Google delighted fans today by announcing that Android Pay and Google Wallet would be combined and subsequently replaced by Google Pay.

In the post, Pali Bhat, VP of Product Management, Payments at Google said, "If you've ever paid for groceries with Android Pay, used Chrome to automatically fill in your payment info, or purchased an app on Google Play, then you've already experienced some of the ways Google helps you pay for things online and in stores".

Google Pay should make payments hassle-free in the West, although it looks like Google probably won't be bringing it to India anytime soon. Google Wallet was the first NFC payment system for smartphones, and later it was rebranded to Android Pay with the Wallet sticking around as a P2P payment system. It also mentioned that users will see the rebranding move across payments with friends, online retailers and stores.

In a blog post, the company mentioned that they've worked hard to make shopping experiences, "experiences simpler, safer, and more consistent". Google says Google Pay is available now "on Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart, and other apps and websites you love".




Does the simplification of Google's various payment services ease your mind? Considering Android and Google's reach that number is expected to grow significantly. Later, it swapped in the Android Pay branding.

Built on the government-supported Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Tez allows users to make payments straight from their bank accounts.

"But in 2017, Google's service trailed seriously behind its competitors - Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, according to Juniper Research and payments industry site PYMNTs". Android Pay was supposed to launch here at some point of time but then Google chose to launch a market-specific app called Tez here instead. Android Pay is now Google's primary payment brand.

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