Android Pay to reportedly launch on August 26
25.08.2015 286 views
Google is expected to start rolling out its mobile payment service, called Android Pay, in the US later this week, telegraph.co.uk reveals. According to a notice sent to employees at a number of McDonald's restaurants in the US, Android Pay will be available for customers to use from August 26, 2015.
Like Apple Pay, Android Pay will allow people to pay for items in more than 700,000 stores in the US using their mobile phones, after linking their credit or debit card to the new service. Identity verification is provided via the phone's fingerprint scanner, just like Apple's Touch ID. McDonald’s and Macy’s were slated as two of the places where Android Pay would be available first.
The McDonald's notice, which was first spotted by Android Police, urges employees to review the training materials to remind themselves of the service procedures, which it describes as "the same as with Apple Pay". In spite of the McDonald's notices, it is possible that Google will wait to launch Android Pay along with the next version of its mobile operating system, Android Marshmallow, in Q3 2015.
Source: The Paypers