Google introduced Android Pay, the simple and secure way to pay with your android phone. Android Pay should serve as a good replacement for Google Wallet. It is simple to use Android Pay. Forget fumbling through your wallet and handing over a card next time you’re in a store. With Android Pay you can simply unlock your phone, place it near a contactless terminal, and you’re good to go. You don’t even need to open an app. Tap and pay is that fast, that easy. And when you tap at select merchants, your loyalty points and offers are automatically applied at checkout too.
Android Pay comes with an extra layer of security. When you shop at a merchant, Android Pay doesn’t send your actual credit or debit card number with your payment. Instead we use a virtual account number to represent your account information. So your card details stay safe. Android Pay keeps track of your purchases. As soon as you make a purchase, you’ll see a payment confirmation that shows you exactly where a given transaction happened, along with the merchant’s name and number. So it’s easy to catch any suspicious activity. No more frantically canceling your credit cards. If your phone is ever lost or stolen, you can use Android Device Manager to instantly lock your device from anywhere, secure it with a new password, even wipe it clean of your personal information. Android Pay is accepted at over one million stores across the US, and will soon be available in thousands of Android apps. Google is adding more every day.