Android Pay Begins Rolling Out
Over the next few days, U.S. Android users should start to receive Android Pay, later this year you will also be able use it in your favorite apps and even use it with loyalty cards and special offers at select merchants. Currently, the system works with all NFC-enabled Android devices running 4.4+ at every tap and pay location in the U.S.
Android Pay will continue to grow with additional banks and locations gaining support over the coming months, it was also announced that extra features will be added during this time as well. But at the moment Android Pay supports both credit and debit cards from the four major companies: American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. With support for the following banks: American Express, Bank of America, Discover, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions Bank, USAA, and U.S. Bank. Capital One, Citi and Wells Fargo will be available soon.
This comes on the same day as the new Google Wallet app was officially announced with a new focus on sending and receiving money. The app allows you to send money to anyone in the U.S. with an email address regardless of whether they have the Wallet app. If you receive money you can now also send it directly to a debit card or bank account.
If past experience is anything to go by you’re out of luck if you live outside of the U.S., at least for the foreseeable future as there has been no mention of an international launch at this point, however as always, we will keep you up to speed on any updates here.
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