Google presents ‘Android Pay’, its new payment system to compete with Apple Pay

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The technology giant has announced that the new payment system will be available in the coming months and that will be compatible with earlier versions of Android.

Google today unveiled at its annual developers conference, its new Android M, one of whose main new operating system is the incorporation of new Android Pay payment system, with which the Internet giant seeks to intensify competition with apple pay after the unsuccessful experience with Google Wallet.

The new payment system, which the company says will be available in the coming months, will be included in the new version of Android (unlike Wallet, which required a separate application), although it will be compatible with earlier versions of the operating system, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Specifically, the new platform uses Near Field Communication (NFC), which is already integrated in most smaprtphones Android technology.

Google has also confirmed that the new Android M have the capacity to scan fingerprints, which can be used to unlock the device so as to authorize payments.

With the launch of Android Pay, Google attempts to regain lost ground with Google Wallet in the promising business of mobile payments area where the big players in the industry, Apple and Samsung, already have their own platforms.

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