Google combines all its payment services under Google Pay

08 January 2018
Combines Android Pay and Google Wallet under one brand.

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  • Anonymous
  • phh
  • 10 Jan 2018

Anonymous, 09 Jan 2018Eh its not that hard to get into Iclouds. I buy back phones... moreYou mean resetting the phone to factory settings (i.e. removing icloud) or you are actually able to access user pictures, docs, etc. on the device itself?

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    • Anonymous
    • s1h
    • 09 Jan 2018

    Anonymous, 09 Jan 2018Who would even be so cray cray as to share their bank/card ... moreEh its not that hard to get into Iclouds. I buy back phones all the time and have to get the password reset to sign out of them without any info from the customer i bought it from. They are as secure as one another to me atleast.

      Although I've used Samsung Pay almost exclusively for over 2 years, I think this is a great move by Google. I thoroughly enjoyed the old Google Wallet from years ago that functioned more as an all inclusive app. It's what enticed me into making my first, of many, tap to pay mobile payments through its system using my VZW Samsung Galaxy Nexus back in 2012 (before Verizon blocked the service entirely). I've never been a fan of the payment system being split between two apps. Glad to see that Google is, once again, streamlining its resources.

      Also, if a simple, obvious, name change confuses people, especially with it integrating the prominent, universally recognized, Google logo, it's safe to say that it speaks volumes in regards to a person's capacity to function in society.

      Moreover, had it not been for Google revolutionizing the possibilities of mobile payment technology with Google Wallet (2011), and truly bringing it to the forefront, Samsung, Apple, and LG Pay would cease to exist (3+ years later). Other mobile phone payments systems (Chase Pay, Capital One Wallet, etc), simply put, would be inactive, underactive at best.

      The technology world owes a great deal to Google. Period.

      1998: PayPal is founded.
      1999: Thanks to Ericsson and Telenor Mobil, mobile phones could be used to purchase movie tickets.
      2003: 95 million cell phone users worldwide made a purchase via their mobile device.
      2007: Both the iPhone and the Droid operating system are released.
      2008: Bitcoin is invented.
      2011: Google released a product called Google Wallet. Android lovers were understandably thrilled by the idea of paying for things with their Android phones. A month later, Google released a product called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which had Google Wallet.
      2013: Alipay launched the Alipay Wallet smartphone app, which stores credit card and coupon information and can be used for offline payments, back in 2013.
      2013: Isis mobile payment, later renamed to Softcard, launched as a mobile payments system and a rare joint venture between Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile.
      2014: Apple Pay is launched, followed by Android and Samsung Pay shortly thereafter.
      2017: It’s estimated that there will be $60 billion in mobile payment sales.
      2020: 90 percent of smartphone users will have made a mobile payment.

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        • Anonymous
        • phh
        • 09 Jan 2018

        Viktorir, 09 Jan 2018This is all good and stuff, but why won't Google launch it ... moreWho would even be so cray cray as to share their bank/card details with a Google service?
        If you care about your money and banking details, the only viable option currently comes from Apple as it's infinitely more secure than Google's stuff. And there was the (dead) Windows phone platform (Windows wallet) which was the most secure payment on the market but that's history now.

          This is all good and stuff, but why won't Google launch it in europe? Apple did. I've never seen the shadow of Google's payment systems here in denmark. We can't even download the app.

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            • AnonD-632062
            • 3Ye
            • 09 Jan 2018

            As expected, more confusion / mergers / acquisitions / segmentation / naming problems from Google.......

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              • dze
              • IhM
              • 09 Jan 2018

              Come on Google, this must a joke. Keep changing the name will not help to take to main stream, the name change make use more confuse.

                Samsung Pay is better than both. I use all three and MST is a godsend.

                  Apple Pay sounds better!!

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                    • AnonD-710493
                    • AeL
                    • 09 Jan 2018

                    Here in Australia, NFC is the preferred way to pay... In the last 3 years found 1 store without the NFC terminal... And I still used my phone to pay on it using samsung pay... I hate to admit it, but samsung pay is the best as long as MST is unique to it.

                      So basically less Android and more Google eh, hm....

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                        • AnonD-558092
                        • r7b
                        • 09 Jan 2018

                        Just having a beer, 08 Jan 2018And that classifies for the best option to introduce NFC pa... moreIn Canada, you can pay virtually anywhere with NFC payment systems, be it Paypass/Paywave, Apple/Android/Samsung Pay or Bank app on Android phone. Even Dollar stores (Dollarama) accept NFC payments. It's only independent Convenience stores that do not accept NFC payments (for tax evasion). Buses began earlier this year to accept NFC payments too.

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                          • Anonymous
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                          • 08 Jan 2018

                          Good now its easy to avoid

                            [deleted post]And that classifies for the best option to introduce NFC payments? Not really. One of the best markets for contactless payments is in the Czech Republic. Still, it was introduced only few months ago there. I would not judge just on personal experience, but consider the market itself. Czech R. is small, much bigger markets were elsewhere.