Google Merges Android Pay and Wallet Services- Introduces Google Pay

Todd Singleton
January 9, 2018

"With Google Pay on Fandango, you can buy tickets easily 00 making checkout simpler than ever", says Pali Bhat, VP of product management, payments at Google.

Google is moving to corral its various mobile wallet concepts under a new umbrella-Google Pay-but it won't be an overnight cure for the confusion many consumers and merchants are likely to experience as the new "G Pay" logo starts to appear.

Google says "over the coming weeks, you'll see Google Pay online, in store, and across Google products, as well as when you're paying friends". Google introduced Android Pay in 2015 and spent millions promoting that name as its wallet for in-store purchases. The merger is aimed at making all payments across Google and on third party services more simple and safer.

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Google says that the merging of Android Pay and Google Wallet into a single brand is "just the first step" in its new payment overhaul. Now, the Google has announced a new payment system named Google Pay.

How often do you use Google's payment service? Then in 2015, Google came out with Android Pay, with support from three major USA carriers.

The launch of Google Pay is an attempt to create some brand cohesion, but there's no clarity on how long that might take, he said. Now, in an effort to bring them under one roof, the search giant is rolling out Google Pay, a unified brand for its online and real-world wallets. We're not betting that Google is going to be able to streamline all digital payments with Google Pay, but it sure would be nice if Android had a single method for buying stuff.

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