- April 11, 2016
- Posted by: rj
- Category: Innovation, International, Mobile Applications
The wait is almost over. Google announced on Wednesday Android Pay will be launching in the UK in the next few months.
Android Pay is Google’s own mobile payment platform for smartphones. Like the iPhone’s Apple Pay, Android users with compatible phones can use their smartphones to make purchases at supported merchants. Android Pay will also work with the London Tube.
Here are some of the retailers that will support Android Pay at launch:
When it launches in the UK, Android Pay will work with MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards from banks including HSBC, Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, Lloyds Bank, M&S Ban, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society.
In addition to using Android Pay to purchase things in real life, users will be able to use it buy things within apps. The apps below will support Android Pay in the UK at launch:
Furthermore, in the U.S., Android Pay’s now supported in more places. Google says it’s seeing 1.5 million new registrations for Android Pay support per month, and it now works at Best Buy and Peet’s Coffee & Tea. In-app Android Pay support has also expanded:
Though Apple Pay and Android Pay are the two prominent mobile payment systems duking it out, Samsung’s own Samsung Pay is also competing in the space. The one advantage Samsung Pay has is that it works with all contactless mobile payment terminals and older credit card terminals, meaning it will work in more places than Apple Pay and Android Pay.
This article was reblogged from www.mashable.com.