With a view to compete against Apple Pay, Google is going to launch Android Pay that is a secure way to pay for various goods easily using android-powered smartphones.
Consumers using Android Pay would be able to pay for goods from nearly 1 million locations in US.
Just as PayPal is a digital payment processor, in the same way, Android Pay will also let you make digital payments. Besides, it also offers special offers, gift cards and loyalty cards on the mobile devices.
Google committed to add more features to it, including store and banks locations, in order to make it more useful fort the users.
As a security layer, Android Pay will utilize a virtual account number.
As soon as you will make a purchase, a payment confirmation will be received that where did the transaction happened. This will help in catching any suspicious activity.
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If your phone gets stolen or lost, then you can simply use Android Device Manager. This will secure your phone with a new password, lock it from anywhere and even wipe all of your personal information.
This Android Pay would be available at various stores, such as Subway, BJ’s, GameStop, American Eagle Outfitters, Sports Authority, Office Max, Macy’s, Rite-Aid, Panera, Whole Foods and Staples.
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This app works with all NFC-enabled devices (Android) that run on KitKat 4.4 or the other later.
Both credit and debit cards would be accepted from key payment networks, viz. MasterCard, American Express, Visa and Discover.
If you still use Google Wallet, then by updating the Wallet app, you will be able to access the Android Pay app.