Report: Google will launch Android Pay in May


Google will announce a new mobile payment system called Android Pay at its I/O conference in May, according to a new report.

Android Pay will be a completely separate entity from Google Wallet, though they will have some compatibility, according to sources cited by Ars Technica. The difference is that Android Pay will be “built from the ground up” with developers specifically in mind

Android Pay would allow single-tap pay transactions both inside of apps, as well as at physical stores, per the report. It would rely on Google’s Host Card Emulation, which should make it easier for third-party apps to utilize near-field communication (NFC), the technology that powers many mobile payments …

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Via: Mashable: Apps & Software

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