Google are finally making some solid inroads when it comes to Tap ‘n Pay with Android phones in Australia. Each week we see another bank added to the supporting list. Now it seems that the possible final piece to the puzzle, Android Wear support, is imminent.
The clever folks over at Android Police have gotten hold of the latest Google Play Services update, v10.0 and have given it the usual teardown. Inside was some interesting tidbits regarding Android Wear combined with Tap ‘n Pay.
Tap n Pay And Wear Strings
These are obviously instructions designed to aid you through seamless payment with your Android Wear device. There is also a list of activities included within the Google Play Services.
Tap n Pay And Wear Activities
While we have heard that Android Wear 2.0 has been pushed back into a 2017 release, the mention of this now could mean that the development of it is proceeding and hopefully close to completion.
As an aside, there was also a mention of Instant Apps within the teardown and how the settings for them has been enabled, probably in the process of Google testing them out before a launch to the public.
It is an exciting time for Android with Android Pay, Android Wear, Andromeda and Pixels to name a few. Hopefully these little tidbits lead to larger crumbs and hopefully a full public release before too long.
Can you see yourself using Android Pay with your Android Wear watch? Will it make you more likely to use Android Pay?