The app works only on NFC-enabled smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat or above versions.
Google has finally started rolling out Android Pay, one of the two offshoots of the original Google Wallet payment service, the other being Google Wallet (New). The highly-anticipated app will allow users to make payments at more than one million locations across U.S. using smartphones.
If your device is NFC-enabled and is running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher version, then you can expect to get the notification to update your old Google Wallet app to Android Pay any day now.
The app currently supports debit and credit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, and a handful of banks like PNC, Bank of America, USAA, Discover and Regions Bank. The company is expected to add more Banks with the passage of time.
Google Wallet users who receive automatic updates will see the app updated to Android Pay whereas the old Google Wallet is replaced by a redesigned version named Google Wallet (New) which was released only recently.
Google mentioned in its blog post that it will add more features and offer various updates to the app later this year.
According to the company sources, Android Pay will take some time in becoming available to all Android users.
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