Android Pay

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Android Pay

Google's second-generation digital wallet payment system. Launched in 2015 after Google's acquisition of the Softcard payments system, Android Pay competes with CurrentC and Apple Pay, introduced earlier. Android Pay works with the four major credit cards as well as debit cards from Bank of America, PNC and others.

Android Pay Vs. Google Wallet
Unlike Google Wallet, which is an app, Android Pay and a fingerprint reader are built into Version 6.0 of the Android operating system. Also with Wallet, Google would generate a "virtual" MasterCard from any card the user had. Android Pay uses the person's actual account number, which means the card issuer must specifically support Android Pay. In addition, Android Pay is more secure. See Google Wallet and mobile payments service.


Pay Your Fare with Android Pay
In 2015, riders could pay their fare with Android Pay in a Philadelphia taxicab.
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He'll also examine spin-off technologies such as blockchains, and look into the mechanics behind electronic payment systems such as Apple Pay, CurrentC, and Softcard.
Invigorated by its purchase of wallet competitor Softcard and the launch of Android Pay, Google is poised to continue its gradual, upward mobile payments path.
Other Google rumors include negotiations to buy Softcard, a mobile payments solution developed by telecommunications companies.
Google last month bought Softcard, a rival to its Google Wallet co-founded by US mobile operators AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon in 2011.
Save Mart stores also started accepting Google Wallet, Softcard, and several other smartphone digital payment methods.
However, he pointed out that Salt Lake City had been selected by mobile wallet service firm Isis, which is now known as Softcard, as one of two test markets in the U.
Another company, technology startup Isis Wallet, announced in September that it would change its name to Softcard.
Later, it was Allen, not Gates, who created the SoftCard, allowing a popular operating system to be run on Apple computers.
offers ECommerce Storefront, a Unix-based turnkey product based on Mercantec's SoftCard, which is cheaper and requires less database integration than Open Market and similar products.
ViVOnfc Issuer Server (VnIS) - The VnIS server resides onsite at the issuer's premises providing secure Softcard provisioning services for mobile payment devices, allowing the issuer to maintain full possession and control of their softcard data that they wish to issue to their customers mobile devices.
Hence, to recover the lost glory Google proposed an acquisition and the best choice that seemed was acquiring its rival Softcard.
New York: Google has said it was teaming up with the mobile phone payment firm Softcard to ramp up its efforts to counter Apple Pay in the emerging sector.