When the app rolls out in Singapore, users can use it to shop at major supermarkets like Sheng Siong and NTUC FairPrice, convenience stores like 7-11 and Cheers, and pay for food at McDonald's, Pastamania, and Soup Spoon.
There's no indication that Google Pay will see any of the holdout banks joining the fray yet - so no news for customers of the likes of Barclays. The Cards screen will allow you to organize your credit and debit cards, loyalty programs, offers and gift cards. For example, users in the United States or UK should be able to send and request money in the next few months. Among the places that already support the app are public transit systems in Kiev, London, and Portland, Oregon, with more locations coming soon, they said.
"With Google Pay, it'll be easier for Singaporeans to use the payment information saved to their Google Accounts, so they can speed through checkout with peace of mind". As pointed out by Android Police, Google added a feature in Android Oreo a year ago that is able to send notifications to users that informs them that an "app is running in the background".
There have been several examples of malicious apps that surreptitiously access a handset's camera while running in the background, but this won't be an issue in Android P, according to XDA Developers. Just as exciting are the auto-reply features and the integration with other Google services.
In the meantime, Google Wallet is temporary getting renamed as Google Pay Send until it will slowly get incorporated into Google Pay.
Google first unveiled its new plans for mobile payments in January, and even more updates are in the works, with additional features expected to become available over the next few months. Let us know in the comment section below.
While Oreo does require apps using the camera to display a notification, some users ignore or attempt to disable these warnings.