Just a quick heads-up, but with Android Pay, things have changed a bit on a security level when compared to Google Wallet. With Android Pay, Google is now requiring that you have a secure lock screen setup in order to use the mobile payment service. (more…)
Google announced moments ago that the rollout of Android Pay on Android begins today. We thought today might be the day, after seeing the new Google Wallet app last night, but yep, it’s now official.
Like the old Google Wallet, Android Pay (which will replace your Google Wallet app) works with any NFC-enabled Android device running Android 4.4+. Sorry, OnePlus 2 owners. Android Pay supports credit and debit cards from American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Citi and Wells Fargo will be available “in the next few days,” while Capitol One is “coming soon.” (more…)
So Google just released a new Google Wallet app through Google Play, except there is something odd going on here. This isn’t an update to your current Google Wallet app. Instead, it’s a brand new app with a brand new UI. Does that mean an update to the old Google Wallet app that will turn it into Android Pay is incoming? Maybe.
You can install it at the link below. (more…)
This morning, the Google Wallet team announced new partners to make the ordering of your favorite foods a bit easier. Starting now, customers of Dunkin’ Donuts and the Seamless Delivery Service can link up their Google Wallet accounts directly through those business’ Android apps, allowing you to skip the hassle of entering all of your credit card information. (more…)
Online food ordering service, ChowNow, announced this morning that it has partnered with Google Wallet to make paying for orders easier than ever. This new partnership brings a Google Wallet payment option to all of ChowNow’s restaurants clients, which should mean faster and more frequent ordering from customers. (more…)
A Google Wallet update is rolling out today on Android that introduces two new features – maps and locations of transactions on receipt pages, and a search tool to help you find transactions.
On receipt pages, if available, you will see full Google Maps imagery that when tapped, will load up that exact location. The idea here is to not only keep track of your purchases, but also to identify those that look suspicious. As for the search tool, from the transactions page, you can now search for things like merchant name, item purchased, or other related keywords.
The update is live for most, so be sure to grab it. (more…)
Softcard, the failure of a mobile payment system created by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, that tried its hardest to kill Google Wallet for years only to be acquired last month by Google in the most hilarious turn of events, is officially shutting down on March 31. According to emails being sent out to the four Softcard users in existence, the Softcard app will no longer work come March 31 and accounts will then be closed shortly after. (more…)