Android Pay officially becomes Google Pay

Google adds screenshot-editing tools to its Android app

Back in September previous year, when Google introduced the Google Tez exclusively for Indians, it'd only supported peer-to-peer transactions. The search giant tried to make Android Oreo more informative a year ago by informing users of the apps running in the background in various situations including when the camera was in use.

Customers will be automatically switched over to Google Pay once their existing Android Pay app is updated in the coming weeks, and all their existing forms of payment will be linked to the new app, Mr Chen explained.

Android phone users now can find the Google Pay app on the Google Play store.

Google Pay is now taking off for clients and it will supplant the Android Pay application, and will incorporate highlights from the Google wallet. But Google Pay does not do everything Google Wallet used to do - or at least, not yet.

Pretty much everything from Android Pay is still present in Google Pay as well, so you won't lose any features in this transition.

Google has revealed the rollout of its new unified payments platform as it looks to take on Apple Pay for mobile payments supremacy. And the Cards tab provides a hub for information about all of a user's credit and debit cards, active gift cards, and loyalty programs.

There's no indication that Google Pay will see any of the holdout banks joining the fray yet - so no news for customers of the likes of Barclays.

KitGuru Says: So far, Android P is starting to sound like a big step up from Oreo with many quality of life and safety features rather than a plethora of gimmicks.

Can I use Google Pay to send money to other people?

The cool thing is that there is more personalization here, which means it will know where you use the services the most and also know your location.

It is understandable if an app created to record audio requests microphone permissions, but when you have a flashlight app that's requesting camera and location access, it should set off some flags. It shows the same messenger app icon in the notification so the user will be aware of the app where he got the message from.

"If a User ID (UID) is idle (being in the background for more than certain amount of time) it should not be able to use the camera". The one app for every service allows you to not have to worry about making sure you have all of the information you need on each app.

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