“Google Inc. revised its mobile-payment service Thursday with new partners including wireless providers, payment networks, retailers and banks,” Alistair Barr reports for Dow Jones Business News.
“Android Pay software is included in the new version of the Android mobile-operating system, showcased at Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco,” Barr reports. “Google said the payment service will be available in coming months and will work with previous versions of Android, beginning with KitKat, which came out in 2013.”
MacDailyNews Take: Such original naming.
“Android Pay doesn’t need a separate app to work on Android phones, unlike Google’s previous troubled mobile-payment efforts under the Google Wallet name,” Barr reports. “Users will be able to load their credit, debit and loyalty cards onto the phone, unlock their device with their existing password and tap to pay at more than 700,000 physical stores in the U.S., the company said.”
MacDailyNews Take: Such an innovative concept.
“The new Android operating system will support fingerprint scans to unlock phones and authorize payments,” Barr reports. “Google said phones with fingerprint readers will be available later this year.”
MacDailyNews Take: Such an innovative method.
Barr reports, “Google also hopes mobile payments in stores will help it gather more information about users’ purchases, which may show the effectiveness of Google ads.”
MacDailyNews Take: Oh, lookie, something Apple doesn’t already do because they place the utmost value on their users’ privacy. Google’s motto ought to be changed to “Privacy, schmivacy.”
“Google is using similar security technology as Apple, called tokenization, to protect users’ credit-card information. The technology replaces card numbers with one-time random codes, so if payment details are stolen they are un-useable,” Barr reports. “Google said Android Pay will work through the Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover payment networks.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yet another complete knockoff from such a shamelessly derivative, bullshit company.
Now, if only Google had users who’d spend money.
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