Android Pay mobile payment solution by Google is on the way
It’s a rain of mobile payment wallets. Barely a few months after Apple Pay kicked off into the warm embrace of massive turnout, it seems every other big player in the mobile field is eying mobile payment processors.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge went official on March 1 and along these devices came Samsung Pay, the Koreans’ response to Apple’s Pay, and now, Google has followed suit and has made the announcement through the head of Android, Sundar Pichai.
The senior Vice President at Google told The Verge that “We’re doing something called Android Pay, it’s an API layer in Android” explaining that “Anybody else can build a payment service on top of Andorid and plug into Android Pay APIs.”
Pichai further narrated that Google is in no competition with Samsung Pay or anybody. “We’re on a different timeline than Samsung with their platform, but they don’t necessarily compete.”