Android Pay gets an ETA: two weeks to go

Android Pay is positioned to be the new home of payments on Android (good name choice, considering), evolving as sort of the next-gen Google Wallet. We’ve had confirmed reports of Pay going back to late winter, and Google more formally shared some of its plans for Android Pay at Google I/O this past May. All this has been setting us up for the service’s launch – so when would that be? Leaks pointed to Google flipping the switch last week, but that clearly didn’t happen. Will we be waiting until the new Nexus phones launch, reportedly at the end of September? Perhaps not, and this week a new rumor suggests Android Pay could be going live in just under two weeks, on September 16.

So says a leak out of Verizon, which has already found multiple voices of support. That doesn’t necessarily mean Google will have everything ready to go by then – and considering the missed date last week, it’s entirely possible that some last-minute snags have been getting in the way of Pay’s public debut – but for the moment, at least, this new date is looking like our best bet.

While Google Wallet will still be supported once Android Pay is finally available, expect to see Google making a strong push to transition users over to its new payment solution.

Source: Droid Life

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