Google combines all its payment services under Google Pay

Google combining Android Pay and Google Wallet under the new Google Pay brand

After years of brainstorming - Google finally has had the genius idea of unifying both these platforms under a single brand.

Pali Bhat, VP of Product Management for Payments at Google, announced on Monday that the search giant is bringing together all of the different ways to pay with Google into a single brand known as Google Pay.

Google's issues with fragmentation aren't limited to its Android operating system. Any card or payment system you use with Google will be available across all of Google's payment systems, such as online checkouts and applications.

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One of the biggest questions that many Google users have often pondered upon is - why does Google have two apps which do pretty much the same thing - Google Wallet and Android Pay. But in 2017, Google's service trailed seriously behind its competitors - Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, according to Juniper Research and payments industry site PYMNTs. The Mountain View-based company says that a number of merchants already support this feature, including Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, and Instacart. Now, it has been rebranded for the third time, as Google Pay - a branding Google (and we) hopes sticks. Also, the same changes are supposed to reflect in Google Tez UPI (Unified Payment Interface) app launched in India.

A recent survey of more than 1,000 Fandango users revealed that 81% of consumers use some sort of digital payment service.

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