Google is Merging Android Pay and Google Wallet into a Single Service

Doug Carpenter
January 11, 2018

Continuing with its policy of "fragmentation and consolidation", Google announced that it is merging Google Wallet, Android Pay and a myriad of other services under a single platform.

With this new system, your payment information will be saved in your Google account and will then be available to use everywhere you use Google products.

Google Combines Google Wallet and Android Pay to Launch Google Pay

"Over the coming weeks, you'll see Google Pay online, in store, and across Google products, as well as when you're paying friends", said Bhat.

Google has also confirmed that several third-party apps including Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, and Instacart already support Google Pay. This new service is created to automatically retrieve payment details from the Google ecosystem, reducing checkout to a couple of clicks.

"We look forward to working with Google as they grow this exciting new payment platform".

With today's change, it also means the ultimate death of Google Wallet as we know it.

Tez at present uses the Unified Payments Interface which is an interoperable payment system.

This will surely make paying for different Google services less confusing and users will not have to worry which app to use to pay. So, Google tried several times and finally made a decision to give us a one for all payment service. Google Pay seems like it will be its own sandbox integrated with a user's bank account, credit and debit cards. Unsurprisingly this has led to confusion and fragmentation. After years of brainstorming - Google finally has had the genius idea of unifying both these platforms under a single brand. Also falling under Google Pay is Google Check out, the web-centric PayPal competitor.

"Google has explored various ways of enabling digital payments since 2011 when it first released Google Wallet", he said. Google Pay and Apple Pay are now set to dominate all the payments.

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