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Google Pay with enhanced security features announced for Android devices

Google Pay app supersedes the Android Pay and Google Wallet apps by bringing the functionality of both these apps together in one single digital payments app

Khalid Anzar  |  New Delhi 

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Global search engine giant Google has announced a new digital payments app, Google Pay, which would supersede existing and Google Wallet in Android devices. The app combines the utilities of and Google Wallet for ease of use without the need of keeping various

Although the new app does not add any new feature to the existing app, it brings security enhancements along with some design changes. The new design has just two sections – Home and Cards – that cover all the utility and information features of the app. The home section shows relevant information pertaining to recent payments, tips, participating stores and reward points. The card section shows information about the saved cards.

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The app would benefit Android users across the globe by enabling them to use native mobile app to make digital payments. The app is a fresh move by Google to compete with the likes of Samsung Pay, and other

In India, Google has another ‘Tez’, which is compatible with Android and iOS devices. The app is based on the – a payment protocol developed by the government-backed National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). The app, unlike Google Pay, does not store card information. Instead, it uses the UPI model to transfer money directly from one bank account to another.

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First Published: Wed, February 21 2018. 08:36 IST