If you’re a die-hard Android fan, chances are that you’ve been using either a combination of Android Pay or Google Wallet over the last few years. However, Android Pay has emerged as the main option for those looking to make mobile payments, as Google Wallet has fallen into irrelevance.
Today, Google made a rather surprising announcement, as the company has officially announced Google Pay (or G Pay). Google states the following in its press release:
Today, we’re excited to announce we’ll be bringing together all the different ways to pay with Google, including Android Pay and Google Wallet, into a single brand: Google Pay.
This will supposedly make online payments even easier for those who love to use Android Pay or Google Wallet. Google also claims that the company is already rolling out this new update to many brands including the likes of Airbnb, Fandango, and more.
To celebrate the launch of Google Pay, Google has partnered with a few retailers to offer some pretty dope deals. These include $10 off when ordering through Google Pay and B&H Photo, as well as $5 off any Fandango movie tickets when using Google Pay.
This move is one that was expected, but the timing was a bit surprising considering that CES 2018 is underway. You’ll likely begin seeing those Android Pay stickers at your local retailer replaced with Google Pay in the coming weeks.
Let us know what you think about the latest move from Google and whether you like the idea of consolidating all of its mobile payment options under one brand.