Google doesn't like to do anything by halves. The Search giant has just launched Android Pay, a service aimed at usurping Google Wallet for contactless payments.
At the same time Google also announced a standalone Google Wallet app aimed at peer-to-peer payments. There's both sort of the same, but different.
Android Pay is designed to be Google's NFC payment system of choice. In the US the app is compatible with MasterCard, Visa, and AMEX cards, in addition to those of several major banks.
It is in many respects the competitor to Apple Pay.
However both apps don't quite work in perfect harmony.
Both apps have similar logos, making it difficult to differentiate between the two.
There are reports Android Pay may not have access to all the features previously offered with Google Wallet, and may not record rewards points.
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While these issues will likely be addressed in the short time, the release of two standalone payment apps might confuse, rather than excite users.
Especially when there's plenty of other options from Apple and PayPal.
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