Apple has its own exclusive mobile banking feature under the name Apple Pay. Now, it’s being rivalled by its arch-rival, Google with ‘Android Pay.’ Yes, it is official since the leading tech giant already announced it on their I/O 2015 keynote. Along with its launching, surely e-payment methods would be revolutionized. Buckle up your Android mobiles for it literally becomes your wallet.
Android Pay will be available for Kitkat Androids, fingerprint sensor with NFC connectivity. Unfortunately, this is the bracket set by the green bot itself. Meaning, lower versions of Androids and those who do not have the NFC connectivity and finger sensor in their handsets, can’t avail this new feature.Having Android Pay means you can have a cashless day and enjoy the company of your favorite little assistant-wallet-BFF.
Last time, Google offered a service called Google Wallet which was overshadowed with the release of Apple Pay. With Android Pay, it’s going to be different. Google saw to it that strong bonds with payment networks, mobile carriers, banks and retailers not to mention the 700,000 US based physical stores. For the record, it forged bonds with the likes of Discover,American Express, MasterCard and Visa for providing secure money transactions. Partner stores include big names such as McDonalds, Walgreens, Macy’s, Whole Foods and Best Buy.
You may have PayPal running on your smartphone or the almost-exclusive (and expensive) Apple, but face it… Android runs in most devices, hence Android Pay is more likely to propagate in no time.
Meanwhile, be sure to look out for the Android Pay app if you’re excited to run a test of this new mobile banking feature.