Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Google introduces "Google Pay" to finally unify Android Pay and Google Wallet

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"With Google Pay, it'll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google Account, so you can speed through checkout with peace of mind", Bhat wrote. While the app can be installed on a variety of Android phones and watches, it still possesses one basic function: making payments at compatible cash registers via "tap-and-pay".

The P2P money sending platform Google Wallet's all of the features are implemented in the Google Pay system, at the same time with all capabilities of Android Pay.

In a company blog post, VP of product management for payments Pali Bhat described this as more of a rebranding than a change to the underlying products or technology. Mark Young, senior vice president of global strategy and business development at online ticket seller Fandango, said in a statement that Google Pay is "a simple, intuitive option" for customers.

Google has collaborated its payment services - Google Wallet and Android Pay - under one brand, simply called Google Pay.

Google mentioned that Google pay is already available at services such as Fandango, HungryHouse, Airbnb and Dice.

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Google Pay should make payments hassle-free in the West, although it looks like Google probably won't be bringing it to India anytime soon. If you have purchased an ebook, entered your payment information in Chrome or purchased something in a store - you know what I am talking about. Google is also inviting developers to integrate Google Payment into their website and apps. Android Pay is now Google's primary payment brand, but it's a bit awkward given it is branded as a platform-specific thing.

This will surely make paying for different Google services less confusing and users will not have to worry which app to use to pay.

Built on the government-supported Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Tez allows users to make payments straight from their bank accounts.

Google is fragmented when it comes to paying for things online.

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