Google Unfolds A Brand New Wallet App for Android
Google today released a fully redesigned Google Wallet application for Android devices. Google Wallet is not an app for making mobile payments at retail. Google says Android Pay, which will power tap-and-go payments in stores, is set to arrive soon. The revised Google Wallet is meant to let people send money to one another easily via email address. The app supports money transfers between debit cards, bank accounts, and the Google Wallet balance. Users can control spending by placing limits on funds, or make sure Google Wallet always has cash through automatic deposits from checking/savings accounts. Google says the mobile banking app, which has a brand new user interface, is secure and protected. The Google Wallet app is best paired with the Google Wallet card, which is a debit card that draws from Google Wallet funds. Users can cash out their Google Wallet balance at any time. Google Wallet is free to download and use.
Google Wallet Users Can Send Money Via Text Message
Google Wallet now lets people send money to others using only a phone number. The app has supported the ability to send money via email for a long time.
Google Pay Arrives to Fully Replace Android Pay and Google Wallet
Google today released Google Pay, the revised payment application and service that replaces Android Pay. Google Pay encompasses most features of Google Wallet and Android Pay in a single app, allowing people to use Google Pay to make payments online and via mobile devices.
Google Folds Google Wallet and Android Pay Into Google Pay
Google today took steps to simplify its mobile and online payment products by combining them into a single service called Google Pay. Moving forward, Google Pay will encompass the features of Google Wallet and Android Pay.
Google Launching Android Pay Today
Google said it is making Android Pay, its reborn mobile payment service, available to Android handsets beginning today. The app will be pushed to small batches of users over the next week, according to Google.
Microsoft Wallet Gains Tap-to-Pay Functionality
Microsoft today updated its Microsoft Wallet app and gave Lumia smartphone owners the ability to make mobile payments at supporting retailers. Windows Mobile has long included a Wallet app, but until today it was reserved for loyalty cards and other retail programs.
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