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Android Pay launch looks imminent

by Todd Haselton | August 25, 2015August 25, 2015 12:00 pm PDT

A rumor surfaced on Monday that McDonald’s will open up support for Android Pay on Wednesday. A TechnoBuffalo reader on Tuesday forwarded an email from sandwich chain Subway that suggests the launch is indeed imminent.

The ad, which looks like a common Subway e-mail circular, says “Android Pay is now at Subway. You can use your Android device to pay with a single touch!” Unfortunately, the actual Android Pay app still isn’t live in the Google Play Store. Rather, Google Wallet remains the only mobile payment solution from Google. That may change any moment now, especially if retailers are advertising that they’re accepting Android Pay.

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Android Pay was announced in May during Google I/O 2015, when Google said it will be accepted in more than 700,000 locations at launch. Initial partners include AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Babies R’ Us, Best Buy, Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitter, Bloomingdales, GameStop, Jamba Juice, Walgreens, Whole Foods, McDonald’s, Macy’s, Toys R’ US, Staples, Office Depot, Petco, Sports Authority, Subway, Panera Bread.

We’ll let you know as soon as it’s officially live.

Thanks Joey!


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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