Google introduces us to their new Android Pay, ?the simple and secure way to pay with your Android phone at over one million locations across the U.S.? Android Pay will be available to small batches, gradually rolling it out to the public while adding even more outstanding new features, banks, and store locations for every Android user?s convenience, posted by the official blog of Android.
?Android Pay will support credit and debit cards from the four major payment networks: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa,? the blog mentioned. ?These cards are issued by many of the most popular US banks and credit unions, including American Express, Bank of America, Discover, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions Bank, USAA, and U.S. Bank.? More than that, Wells Fargo will be coming in the next few days while Capital One and Citi will be coming soon.
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Android Pay Security
Android Pay uses industry standard tokenization, so it means that your real credit or debit card number won?t be sent along with your payment. The app will use a virtual account number to ensure a layer of protection to your accounts. ?As soon as you make a purchase, you?ll see a payment confirmation that shows where a given transaction happened, so it?s easy to catch and suspicious activity,? according to the official blog of Android. And if your device will ever be lost or stolen, the Android Device Manager will easily lock your device from anywhere, protect it with a new password, or wipe your personal information clean.
According to the Verge, if you already have Google Wallet on your Android phone, then you?ll be soon receiving an update for the app turning it into the new Android Pay. The new app works with all NFC-enabled Android devices that virtually run with Kitkat 4.4 and up, to any mobile carrier, with tap and pay ready location at the U.S., posted by the official blog of Android.