Update-woes continue. A recent OTA (OPR6.170623.017) for the Nexus 6P appears to have broken SafetyNet and, subsequently, things like Android Pay. Thankfully, there's a fix. All you need to do is update to a slightly newer build (OPR6.170623.019), and we've even got a link if you'd rather not wait.
In this post today, we take a look at how Google Tez fares against the likes of Paytm, PhonePe, BHIM and Android Pay.
When it comes to mobile payments services, Google already has Android Pay which relies on smartphones sporting NFC technology to help facilitate payments. However over in India, Google has decided to launch a different mobile payments platform called Tez that will work on Android and iOS, and will also do away with the need for NFC.
Instead of trying to adapt the NFC-only Android Pay platform to the rigors of the Indian market, Google has released a brand new payments app called Tez.
After weeks of rumors, Google has officially released its payments app in India. Tez (Hindi for "fast") is a mobile wallet that seems like a blend between Android Pay and PayPal. Users can link their bank accounts and use it to pay for items in physical stores and online. The app also lets you transfer money securely to nearby users by using sound to pair devices (what Google calls "Audio QR"). Unlike NFC, the tech works on any smartphone in India, whether Android or iOS. And, it keeps your account info private.
Android Pay may be enough for some people but those in India deserve something more special. Not that Google favors the country or anything, it’s just that it is an emerging market and introducing new technologies, products, and services that can benefit both Google and the consumers. This actually came as a surprise but Google
Google already has Android Pay but it seems that its digital wallet platform just isn’t enough. At least not for India. There have been rumors circulating that Google plans on launching a new platform for the subcontinent and those rumors have taken flesh today. Adding to the growing number of mobile wallet solutions already in the market, Google is introducing … Continue reading
We all know Android Pay as Google's mobile payments app, but to date, it still only supports 14 countries. In India, however, the landscape is a little different, leading Google to develop Tez, an India-exclusive app that will allow users to make payments, split bills, and more.
While Google is expanding its mobile payments service Android Pay slowly and steadily, India - world's second-largest smartphone market - is still not among the list of countries where the service is available. That, however, doesn't mean the company doesn't have any plans for the Asian country.
Android Pay has become a popular method of digital payment since its launch in the US and Europe. It hasn't been launched in India, however, where the mobile payments landscape is a bit different. A government-endorsed platform called UPI (Universal Payments Interface) is widely used in India, with banks, e-commerce sites, and even tech companies like WhatsApp and Truecaller launching payment services based on it, hoping to grab a slice of the lucrative pie.
Google "Tez" which means fast in Hindi, will be more like Android Pay.