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Google's Android Pay is real, and it has an API

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2015 22:30 User comments (1)

Google's Android Pay is real, and it has an API Now that Apple Pay is a hit and Samsung just announced their entry to market, Google is not far behind in the blossoming mobile payments world.
Google's SVP Sundar Pichai has confirmed today that the rumored Android Pay is real, and it has an API that will allow developers to build payments right into their apps.

The effort follows Google's recent announcement that its Wallet mobile payment app would be pre-installed on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile phones following the company's acquisition of SoftCard.

Besides allowing for purchasing in stores using NFC, Android Pay will also work with retailers for online checkout options similar to Apple Pay. Android Pay will also support tokenized card numbers, meaning every transaction will use a one-time number via Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Source:
Engadget

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14.3.2015 21:13

Don't see myself ever using NFC...ever. No need, no benefit, no practical reason to do so.

I'd rather have a subcutaneous chip implanted rather than this crap idea.

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