An android smartphone is increasingly used for shopping online and will soon become even more useful to UK shopaholics. Google have confirmed that 'Android Pay' will be launched in the UK very soon enabling android smartphone users to use the android mobile payment platform which is similar to Apple Pay.
An exact date for the Android Pay roll out hasn't been given and initially it was rumoured to be due for roll out in March. Google have now confirmed that their android pay roll out in the UK will be 'In the next few months'. Android smartphone shoppers in the US have been able to use Android Pay since last September.
Google's mobile wallet 'Android Pay' will be supported by Visa debit and credit cards and MasterCard. Several major UK banks including First Direct, HSBC,Bank of Scotland and Halifax will support android pay. Surprisingly Barclays bank are not planning to support android pay and say they will continue to use their own mobile app bPay. Barclays do not support Apple Pay either.
The UK's android smartphone users will be able to pay for goods and services quickly and easily using 'tap and pay' wherever contactless payments are accepted. Major chains including Boots, Costa, Waitrose and McDonalds will be on board android pay London Transport will offer Android Pay as a payment option too.
Once the 'Android Pay' service goes live, android smartphone owners can use the mobile wallet simply by downloading the 'Android Pay' app. Users will need to Store details of a compatible credit or debit card in the app then authorise payments with a fingerprint scan or pass code. Android Pay will be a more secure payment method than physically using a debit or credit card.
Android smartphone owners who plan to use android pay will need an android smartphone running android 4.4 or higher and a device with NFC (near field communication) capabilities.
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ASUS ZenFone 2
The ASUS ZenFone 2 will enable you to easily make payments using the Android Pay app. This dual SIM 5.5 inch android smartphone runs android lolipop 5.0 and features NFC connectivity. This stylish grey smartphone has lots of exciting features including an Intel quad core processor and is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. Fast charging is an added bonus on this android smartphone and the ZenFone 2's battery is capable of reaching 60% charge in just 39 minutes..Other great features on the ZenFone 2 are a 13 MP rear facing camera and a selfie cam. This device also features Wi-fi and Bletooth connectivvity
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