The launch of Google Pay earlier this month, a combination of the person to person transactions of Google Wallet and Android Pay’s NFC and online transaction service, is in full swing with Google beginning to push Google Pay branding to Android phones all over the world.
The Google Pay (G Pay) branding is showing up in Tap & Pay in Settings, and we’ve confirmed it’s showing on handsets here in Australia. It’s a pretty basic rollout of branding simply updating the Android Pay graphics asset to Google Pay. The Android Pay and Google Wallet apps remain unchanged – although Google has never actually said that these apps would be changed or combined.
The rebrand of Android Pay and Google Wallet into a combined Google Pay service will be a big move, considering the push they’ve put behind Android Pay into the general public’s consciousness. There’s physical assets like the Android Pay stickers on stores, branding assets on EFTPOS terminals, and then banks would have to update their information as well. It’s a big job.
You can check on your device (and let us know which device you’re on below) by looking at the Tap & Pay section in Settings.