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Google Pay is officially launching in Germany ahead of both Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, with credit and debit cards supported by a quartet of banks.
The long-awaited release of Apple Pay in Brazil is limited to one bank, while thousands of local retailers and dozens of apps and websites will support the service right off the bat.
Samsung Pay is narrowly ahead of Apple Pay in terms of the number of global markets supported, even if the latter has made a much earlier debut in Italy.
Previewed early last month, the Google Pay Android app is now available as a free Play Store download in lieu of the old Android Pay digital wallet service.
The Korea-only LG Pay digital wallet platform has its sights set on the US market, according to reports, where it might be renamed as LG Wallet during H1 2018.
Google Pay is the new name for a long overdue combination of the search giant's multiple payment platforms, including Google Wallet and Android Pay.
After recently debuting in Ukraine, Android Pay follows Samsung Pay in Brazil while beating both Samsung and Apple Pay to the punch in Czech Republic.
There are now 20 markets around the world where you can use Apple Pay for fast, easy and secure mobile payments, including Denmark, Finland, Sweden and UAE.
Instead of trying to adapt the NFC-only Android Pay platform to the rigors of the Indian market, Google has released a brand new payments app called Tez.
Official Apple Pay support will continue to spread to new territories around the world by the end of 2017, including in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.
Samsung Pay could deal Android Pay a heavy blow and also make it difficult for Apple Pay to lead the market with support for other OEMs' phones.
If using your PayPal balance feels more convenient than tapping into your credit or debit card, Samsung Pay now supports the option, just like Android Pay.
LG Pay is more than a little late to the digital wallet platform party, not to mention largely unremarkable and targeted at a tiny audience for starters.
Android Pay is already officially available in three of the five markets Google touted at I/O just a couple of weeks back.
Google is officially launching Android Pay in Russia after both Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, but at least the local banking support is robust.
From 10 to 15 countries around the world, Android Pay looks set for a pretty robust expansion effort over the next few months.
Following Ireland and Taiwan earlier this year, as well as more than a dozen countries previously, Apple Pay has now officially expanded to Italy.
Samsung Pay raises its availability count to no less than 14 markets around the world, including Sweden, the UAE, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
In addition to fully supporting the world's three fast-growing mobile payment apps, Mastercard has been working on its own evolved biometric card.
Taiwan is the latest country to warmly embrace Apple Pay across a number of bigger and smaller banks, as well as plenty of important retailers.
With "Wireless Magnetic Communication" technology and wide credit card support, LG Pay could be a fierce domestic Samsung Pay rival starting June.
India is the latest and possibly most important market yet to fully support Samsung Pay, with both NFC and MST tech in tow.
Dreaming of using Samsung Pay on a truly affordable Galaxy phone, even without a fingerprint sensor in tow? Just wait a little while longer.