Thursday, March 24, 2016

Android Pay beyond the US – Kommersant

According to the corporation Google, as the next few months payment Android Pay system by which users can pay for smartphones on Android OS in stores, will be operational in the UK . Android Pay was launched in September last year and is still working in the US alone. Launching Android Pay, Google is going to compete in the British market with a different payment system -. Apple Pay

On Wednesday, Google announced in a blog post about that in the next few months payment service Android pay will start to operate in the UK

With the help of Android pay users can pay for smartphones on Android OS at the box office and shops in payment terminals. The launch of Google’s own payment service announced in May last year. In September, Android Pay started to operate in the United States. UK will be the second country after the United States, where the service will start working. Previously also reported that in June, Android Pay can be launched in Australia.

Android Pay runs on OS Android 4.4 Kit Kat and higher smartphones equipped with NFC technology. With Android Pay in the UK can pay cards largest payment systems MasterCard and Visa, issued by such banks and financial companies such as Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M & amp; S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society. To pay can be in many stores and retail outlets including Boots pharmacies, coffee houses Costa Coffee and Starbucks, Waitrose and Aldi supermarkets, fast food KFC, refueling BP and on public transport in London.

According to Google in the US to Android Pay monthly connected 1.5 million people. The UK is an attractive market for Google, according to research firm IHS, the British owned 36 million smartphones in the Android OS. In the fall of 2014 his own payment service – Apple Pay – Apple Inc. launched. In the UK Apple Pay market came in July last year. According to IHS analyst Jack Kent, launch Apple Pay renewed interest in the mobile payments market. As stated by Mr. Kent: «Google lags behind from Apple, when it comes to getting from the users of the credit card, which means it could face more serious obstacles to widespread»

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