Here Comes Google Pay

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 12 Comments

Here Comes Google Pay

Google announced today that it has started rolling out Google Pay, its replacement for Android Pay. This starts, naturally enough, on Android, but Google says it is bringing the new payment solution to all of its products.

“Whether you’re shopping on Chrome or with your Assistant, you’ll have a consistent checkout experience using the cards saved to your Google Account,” the Google announcement notes. “We’re also working with partners online and in stores, so you’ll see Google Pay on sites, in apps, and at your favorite places around the world.”

This isn’t just a rebranding, though it will look like one on Android, where Android Pay will be replaced by the new app. Also, Google Wallet will become Google Pay Send, a feature inside of the one Google Pay app. (That is happening later in 2018; for now Google Play Send will be its own app.) Google Pay—or “G Pay” as some will try to call it—is becoming a hub for all things related to Google and payments.

Anyway, be on the lookout for the update. I’m not seeing it yet across the various devices I have, but it looks like the release is imminent.


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