Apple Pay vs Google Pay
Last updated: February 20, 2018
Apple Pay will change how you pay with breakthrough contactless payment technology and unique security features built right into the devices you have with you every day. So you can use your iPhone to pay in a simple, secure, and private way.
With Google Pay, you can simply unlock your phone like you normally do, place it near a merchant’s contactless terminal, and you’re good to go. Google Pay does all the heavy lifting. You don’t even need to open an app—just tap and go. You’ll also see a payment confirmation and get transaction details right on your phone.
2015 - Google launched Android Pay in US to take on Apple Pay
Google has introducted Android Pay - the service which will let people use a "single tap" to pay for things either in apps or at brick-and-mortar stores. The new service will also integrate rewards programs for repeat customers. The existing Google Wallet service will pivot into a way to transfer money between people in a similar fashion to Venmo or Square. Google is playing catch up to Apple Pay, which debuted in September 2014. One of the biggest differences between this effort and its initial payments product are the deals that Google has struck. American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discovery are on board with Android Pay. The system also works in more than 700,000 stores in the U.S. that accept "contactless payments" as well as in apps for a variety of companies.