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[PSA] Google rebrands all its payment solutions as “Google Pay”

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[PSA] Google rebrands all its payment solutions as “Google Pay”

After Google Checkout, Google Wallet, Android Pay, and Google Tez, there's now Google Pay.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01 ... oogle-pay/

Google Pay will be a one-stop shop for all your Google Payment needs: NFC smartphone payments, P2P transfers, and Web payments. Google's payment solution site has already clicked over to the new branding, and we'd guess a rebrand of the Android Pay app won't be far behind. The branding should start popping up on store credit card machines, too.

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Google Wallet is interesting. It doesn't seem to be very popular despite it allowing you to send money to family/friends for free. A lot/most (?) accounts now allow for free Interac eTransfer, which I feel is what most people use, but even back in the days when you had to pay for eTransfers, it seemed like that was still more popular.
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JOHN GRUBER posted...

This makes sense. Or better said, I don’t think Android Pay ever made sense as a brand from Google’s perspective. “Google Pay” works as a brand anywhere, on any device.

It seems to me that Google is stepping away from promoting Android as a brand, period. Take a look at the web page for the Pixel 2 phones and search for “Android”. I see one match, and it’s a small print footnote.


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That's what I been calling it all along anyway.
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Ugh... such an opportunity missed. If they also came out with GoogleCoin cryptocurrency their stock would be worth over $2 trillion by now.
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I agree with the previous posters, especially Thalo. {And} Thalo's advice is spot on.
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It was just installed on my phone with the most recent update, but Android pay didn't get removed. I now have them both. Weird.
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