Soon you will be able to make your payments via Android Pay, which is a new way to pay for products from your Android device. The feature will be available in the US. McDonalds and Macy’s are the two establishments where this particular payment option will be available first.
McDonalds is involved, as the fast food chain said they will allow their clients to make mobile payments for the services they provide. McDonalds employees will be instructed to operate with Android Pay beginning with August 26th. They made their statement through a document, which was posted on Reddit inclusively. This document, roughly put, describes what Android Pay is, what employees will need to do, and how customers will be able to make use of it.
Moreover, Google said that the Android Pay feature will be available once Android 6 “Marshmallow”, the new mobile operating system, enters the stage, but the date hasn’t been revealed yet.
However, the particular document might be either outdated or premature. It is written there that Samsung Pay would have arrived on August 21st, even though Samsung announced its payment method would be accessible beginning with September 28th.
August 26th is nearby, but Google has no official announcement involving Android Marshmallow, which is another suspicious aspect.
But when the option will indeed be available to the general public, it will prove to be similar to Apple Pay. All you have to do is select the credit card you want to make the payment with and tap your phone to make the transaction. Just like Apple Pay, people will be able to use Android Pay to buy products from approximately 700,000 shops in the US via their smartphones, provided they link their credit card to the service. The service applies for a debit card as well.
Android Pay has a strategic technique of preventing others from stealing your credentials by the fact that it will create a one-time credit card ID for each particular transaction. But the identity verification feature is worth mentioning too, as it will work through the device’s fingerprint scanner, similar to Apple’s Touch ID.
It seems that the partnership between Google and McDonalds might just be a fruitful one after all.
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