Google had announced it earlier this year that it would be combining Android Pay and Google Wallet to just one service, the Google Pay. It launched the app on Tuesday, proceeding towards the simplifying of the paying service provided by them.
When Google Wallet was launched back in 2011, it was a big deal. It supported NFC Payments, goods & services. And with the release of Android Pay in 2015, a confusion was created among the users. And finally bringing both the services together is a right step ahead to clear the clutter.
While Google has rebranded its Wallet app (which lets you to send and request money) as Google Pay Send for now, this feature will eventually be baked into Google Pay as well. Google consumer payments team points out that this is just “one part” of what it has planned for payment solutions, but it’s certainly not a bad start.
There is not much of a change in the Google Pay and Android Pay app and the users would not find any difficulty in using it, would rather enjoy a more cleaner UI. The rebranded app is now live in the Play Store.
Google also mentions that,
…bringing everything into one brand is just the first step for Google Pay. We can’t wait to share more.
This gives us the clear cut idea that the renaming of the app is just the first step taken by the company, and we would see more of its features soon, probably get to hear about it in I/O conference this year.
You can download the app now :
[appbox googleplay com.google.android.apps.walletnfcrel]