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Android Pay launched tipped for mid-Sept. in Verizon leak

by Jacob Kleinman | September 4, 2015September 4, 2015 7:00 am PST

Android Pay may finally launch later this month. An internal memo from Verizon leaked to Phandroid from a “reliable source” reveals the service is set to go live on September 16.

This isn’t the first time Android Pay launch rumors have cropped up. Last month a leak from McDonalds suggested the mobile payments service could arrive in just a few days. Obviously that turned out to be false, so we’d treat this new leak with suspicion until Google actually confirms the news.

Android Pay is set to work on most smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat and up. That means the majority of Android users should have access to the service without needing to upgrade to a new handset first. The Verizon leak also mentions that Android Pay will be accepted at over 1,500,000 locations. It supports online and in-app purchases as well.

We’re looking forward to trying out Android Pay for ourselves. The experience shouldn’t be very different from using Apple Pay, but for Google supporters the new mobile payments app has been a long time coming.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...