Google’s Android Pay – the basics

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Android paySo Google have unveiled Android Pay, which is in no way a copy of Samsung Pay or Apple Pay – whatever the respective fanboys (and fangirls!) may claim *winks*. We thought we would give you the basics and then have a look at a couple of elements that sets Android Pay apart from its nearest rivals.

Google is to introduce the NFC mobile payments platform called Android Pay with the release of Android M later this year, Dave Burke, vice president of engineering, announced during the Google I/O 2015 keynote. Android Pay will be an open platform that adds tokenization and fingerprint verification to Google’s existing support for host card emulation (HCE) and NFC payments and will be made available globally.

Google is working with financial institutions such as American Express, Visa, Discover and MasterCard to roll out the service. Users will also be able to activate Android Pay once…

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