Today at Google I/O 2015 the company revealed Android Pay, a replacement for their already in-place Google Wallet system. This payment method will work with Android devices and “is an open platform” according to Google. You’ll be able to activate this system with your bank’s information or Google’s, and you’ll see this system pre-installed on devices coming in the United States from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile USA. This system will effectively replace the payment system Android devices have been shipping with for years – Google Wallet.
Android Pay will be accepted by a wide variety of outlets. Included with this system from the outset are Subway, Babies-R-Us, Bloomingdale’s, Best Buy, Aeropostale, Walgreens, and Petco. Also in the stable are Staples, Whole Foods, American Eagle Outfitters, GameStop, and quite a few more.
This system will support American Express, Discover Card, Visa, and MasterCart from the outset. It’ll also work with 700,000 stores in the United States.
You’ll find it working at Etsy, Spring, Priceline.com, Orbitz, Uber, Chipotle, Domino’s, and a vast collection of other locations, online and offline.
This system will be centered on Simplicity, Security, and Choice, says Google, and it’ll be released to the public very, very soon.
All your Android device will need is Android 4.4 KitKat or later. And NFC, if you want to pay that way. That’s it.
Check our new Android Pay tag portal for more!