Android Pay Is Now Rolling Out In The US

By 01:36 Tue, 27 Jul 2021 Comments

Google is announcing that Android Pay will start rolling out in the US today. The recent payment scheme was made official at Google I/O a few months back, and now it's finally becoming available.

The company warns that the rollout will be gradual and it will hold a few days. You need the recent Android Pay app that will be out in the Play Store soon. It's going to show up as an update to the recent Google Wallet app if you have that installed.

The system works with any device that runs Android 4.4 KitKat or newer and has NFC. Tokenization is used for security, so your real card's number is never sent with your payment. A virtual account number is used instead.

In terms of credit card support, you'll be able to add yours regardless of whether it's American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Google is quickly adding more and more banks to Android Pay, but for now your account needs to be at American Express, Bank of America, Discover, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions Bank, USAA, or U.S. Bank. Citi and Wells Fargo will be available within a few days, with Capital One and others "coming soon".

As for locations in which you can actually utilize Android Pay to buy stuff, there are apparently already over a million of those across the country.

In the future, Android Pay will also let you pay for stuff you buy online from your apps, and it will store your many different loyalty cards and special offers in one convenient location.




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