Google Takes on Apple with Revamped Android Pay

17 September 2015

Google has rolled out Android Pay, its second effort in mobile payments to rival Apple Pay. At launch, it is available at over 1 million retail locations in the U.S.

Google was ahead of many U.S. competitors when it launched its Google Wallet mobile payments service in September 2011 for the U.S.. This first iteration struggled—limitations on payment cards, a lack of carrier support, few compatible devices, as well as lack of merchant support and consumer awareness had led to slow adoption.

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