Updated May 05, 2018 05:22:13The biggest technology companies in the world are taking the plunge on mobile payments.
With the launch of Apple Pay, Google and Samsung are joining forces to offer payment services to consumers in a similar way that Apple has with the iPhone.
“We’ve taken a look at mobile payments in general, and it’s clear there’s a need for something like that,” said Scott Forstall, vice president of the mobile business at Google.
“It’s really about enabling payment for everyone.”
Apple Pay is available for Android smartphones and tablets in the U.S. and Canada and is being offered by Apple’s payment service partner, Apple Pay and Google Wallet.
The two companies have been collaborating on the project for a while, but have been quietly talking about a pay-per-use program for months now.
Google and Apple Pay are also offering to pay merchants for their content through Google Wallet, and they plan to roll out pay-based credit card offers to merchants in the near future.
Apple Pay will be available to customers of all Android devices, including the Nexus 6P, Pixel C, and Pixel C Plus.
Consumers will be able to pay for purchases with a tap of a smartphone screen, rather than a card reader or swipe-code-based payment system.
The new Apple Pay will also have a much lower transaction fee than Apple Pay.
The first pay-in-app option will allow consumers to tap into their Google Wallet balance to pay using a QR code on a smartphone, with a small amount of money left over for purchase and payment.
That amount is usually used to cover the merchant’s transaction fees.
A second option will enable a customer to tap an Apple Pay payment button on their device and pay with a credit card.
Apple’s pay-only mobile payments feature has been in the works for years, but the company had been working on it since 2016.
Google launched its own mobile payment system in 2017, and the two companies had worked together to develop a way to combine Apple Pay’s convenience and ease of use with the payment functionality.
“The reason why Apple Pay really took off was because people really liked how easy it was to pay,” Forstall said.
“When you were signing up, you could really feel like you had your money.”
The company says it is targeting an initial wave of 1 million users who will receive a free, one-time Apple Pay device on July 7.
Google is also aiming to get to one million users within the first two months of launch, and says that it will be offering its own pay-by-email and Pay-by and Pay by Pay services within that time.
The company says the payment app will be supported by Apple Pay on iOS devices running the latest version of iOS, with support coming to Android and Blackberry devices running earlier versions of the operating system.
The company also says it will launch a “pay-in” service in the coming months, allowing customers to send their Apple Pay balance to other people using the same iPhone, iPad, or Mac device.
The payment option will be enabled by default on iOS, and customers can also choose to disable it in the settings.
Forstall says that he is confident that people will embrace the pay-as-you-go option, and that the payments platform will ultimately be a way for consumers to pay with more confidence.
Google Wallet, Apple’s mobile payment service, is now the most popular mobile payment provider in the United States, according to research firm WalletHub.
That’s thanks to its low transaction fees and high conversion rate.
In addition, Google Wallet has a great customer experience.
“The service is fast, easy, and easy to use,” Forstall said.