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Android Pay is coming soon to Canada, Brazil, Russia, Spain and Taiwan

Android Pay was first introduced at Google I/O 2015 to go up against the likes of other mobile payment systems such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. But so far, it’s only been available in a few countries (10 to be exact) but Google has confirmed that Android Pay is coming to more countries.

Google’s VP of Payment Products, Pali Bhat said on The Keyword (Google’s Official Blog) that Android Pay will be coming to Canada (finally), Brazil, Russia, Spain and Taiwan.

Visa and Mastercard are already partners for Android Pay and Google will soon be adding a more streamlined mobile checkout for PayPal users. Bhat goes into detail about the recently announced Google Payment API which allows people to pay online or in app using a verified credit or debit card that it saved to their Google account.

This will make for faster checkouts and without the need for remembering and typing payment details. All you’ll need to do is look over your purchase, choose a card, enter a security code and then authenticate your device (via your fingerprint or PIN) and you’re done.

Developers can sign up for early access to the new API now. Google will also add the ability for users in the US to send or receive payments via the Google Assistant. That means, you’ll be able to say things like “Ok Google, send $10 to Jane for pizza,” on your Google Home or Android device and you’ll need your debit card in your Google account to do this.

The blog post also details Google’s Card Linked Offers API, so makes it easier to add loyalty programs and Panera Bread will be the first merchant to support this. It will also be easier to add loyalty programs to Android Pay.

The new Clover APIs, from Clover a First Data company, will allow developers to build apps so customers can redeem loyalty, coupons and gift cards or even order ahead and tap for pick up.

You can learn more about the new APIs at

Source: Google

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