Google Wallet to usher in Android Pay

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  1. pc747

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    When I first read the name my first reaction was "NOOOO!!!". For one Google was first to the mobile payment scene, and by changing the name to Android Pay they sound like they are trying to play catch up versus leading the pack.

    With that said, the reality is Google Wallet will still be around but will be used to purchase items on the web or for person to person pay. Android Pay will be used for tap-to-pay purchases at the registers. Like both Samsung and Apple's Pay software, Android Pay will work with fingerprint scanners, which will be one of the features in Android M.

    Despite the name change I like the additions Google is making to their pay software. Look for the Google Pay app to hit the play store soon.

    Source: Google introduces Android Pay a replacement for its wallet app on mobile The Verge
     
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    I thought the exact same thing......are you kidding me?!?! ANOTHER mobile pay method?! This is getting ridiculous. Google should have simply worked on perfecting Wallet instead of creating a completely new system altogether. There's no reason they couldn't add the fingerprint option to Google Wallet in future update.
    SMDH!

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    Guessing the ISIS, wait Softcard, buyout may be the cause of this. I'm with everyone else, Wallet should be improved, before ditching it. This kind of reminds me of Inbox vs Gmail. Extremely similar product, one with more features, the other one just a lightened not needed replacement.
     
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    Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay.
    SO lame...
     
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    Personally I am waiting for Android Wear Pay. :D
     
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    Windows Pay is in the queue. Who's next?
     
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    think they will call it Micro Pay.
     
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    Micro = Small. They'll never go with that.
     
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    OK so what exactly is that?
     
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    Google's vision of combining wearables and google wal..Android pay.
     
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    I am almost waiting for the carriers to take another crack at it. I almost expect Verizon to announce vzpay and make it standard on all vzw phones while making all the other pays difficult to install (basically forcing users to have to side load the apks).