During the Google I/O conference representatives of the US search giant reported new details about the upcoming launch of mobile payments Android Pay. Smartphone can make payments by simply selecting the desired map and take up device to the transmitter data at the checkout. In addition, Google will offer developers a programming interface with which it will be possible to integrate the payment system to any application and make purchases, choosing as a payment option “Buy with Android Pay”. With regard to the security of payments, Google will offer here a rather unusual system – instead of data on credit card users, the service would create a separate transaction for each virtual account, which is a real account.
Google also promises the ability to complete a transaction between two equal parties, but this feature, unfortunately, has not been demonstrated at Google I/O.
Android Pay project has enlisted major publishers like credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover), and the largest US banks (Bank of American, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions, US Bank and USAA). A major telecom operators AT & T, T-Mobile and Verizon provide service branded smartphones Android Pay “out of the box”.
At the time of launch, mobile payments by Android Pay will be available immediately in 20 partner organizations, among which are seen such popular as Best Buy, Macys, McDonalds, Petco, Sports Authority, Walgreens and Whole Foods. Also, the system will be immediately integrated with applications from Uber, Lyft, Domino, Spring, Priceline.com, Dunkin ‘Donuts and other major companies.
The creators promised that applications that can work with Android Pay will soon appear in Google Play.