Friday , May 25 2018

Google signs agreement with Visa and Mastercard to bring Android Pay to more places online


Keep an eye out for that logo on your favourite online shops, because where you see that, you’ll be able to pay online using Android Pay. Better yet, it’s going to be a lot easier to find, with Google’s new partnership with Visa and Mastercard to bring Android Pay just about everywhere … or at least, any merchant that accepts Visa Checkout or Masterpass payments.

The great news is that merchants won’t need to do anything to take advantage of Android Pay payments; as long as Visa Checkout or Masterpass is already enabled, they’ll be able to benefit from Android Pay without changing a single thing. This is great for business, but better for the consumer. Instead of having to remember different usernames and passwords for different sites, or even different cards, users will be able to pay using their fingerprint — more secure than any username or password combination.

The ink is still drying on these agreements, so don’t expect to see Android Pay everywhere just yet; Google tells us this new integration should show up in the Android Pay app early next year.

Source: Google Blog.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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1 Comment on "Google signs agreement with Visa and Mastercard to bring Android Pay to more places online"

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Iain Simmons
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Seems like a slightly stupid question, but would this only work when you have the corresponding Visa/Mastercard? Only my Amex card works with Android Pay at the moment…

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