Google just announced that it's combining all of its payment services into one unified service, called Google Pay. Just that instead of seeing Android Pay logo when paying for things with NFC or Google Wallet while purchasing content on the Play Store, users will now see the universal Google Pay logo.
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Think of it more as a rebranding rather than a change to Google's underlying products or technology. We're not betting that Google is going to be able to streamline all digital payments with Google Pay, but it sure would be nice if Android had a single method for buying stuff. While the Android Pay branding will switch over to Google Pay and the Google Wallet app will likely get a redesign and a new icon (or perhaps it will become integrated into a single Google Pay app), all of your saved credit card and banking accounts should seamlessly make the move.
According to Google, a unified "Google Pay" option is already starting to appear on websites, in apps, and even in stores.
There's a new name for all of Google's mobile payment platforms, and it's one the company probably should have settled on a while ago. Google Pay is already available on Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart, among others.
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The launch of Google Pay is an attempt to create some brand cohesion, but there's no clarity on how long that might take, he said. So while the core functionality of those services won't necessarily be changing, the payment process as a whole should be a lot more straight forward under the Google Pay umbrella.