Android Pay reaches Google Play, ready for all in the US



Today Google officially began the roll out of Android Pay by releasing the Android Pay application on the Google Play Store.

Google has officially released the Android Pay app into the Google Play Store, meaning that as long as you have a compatible device, you should be able to go to the Play Store and download it onto your Android phone. For current users who have the Google Wallet app, downloading Android Pay will effectively replace that app

 Android Pay was announced earlier this year at Google I/O and is Google's new NFC based payment service for Android smartphones. It's effectively a successor to Google Wallet, although Google Wallet still exists as a service for sending P2P payments


Android Pay will work on any smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat or newer so long as the phone has NFC hardware. At launch the service will only be available in the United States, and will support a variety of credit and debit cards from various US banks and credit unions. There will also be support for gift cards and loyalty cards from retailers.
Source anandtech.com via Engadget