Android Pay vs Google Wallet


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Android Pay
With Android 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. Android 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.
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Google Wallet
Google Wallet is an easier way to pay in stores, pay your friends and pay online. Shop in stores with all your loyalty, offers and gift cards in one place. Send money to friends and they can spend it instantly with the Google Wallet Card. Store your gift cards and loyalty programs and leave the plastic cards behind. Send money to any friend in the US with an email address or request money from them while on-the-go. It's easy, fast, and free to send directly from your bank account or Wallet Balance.
Comparing Android Pay vs Google Wallet is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Android Pay has more user-friendly interface than Google Wallet because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Google Wallet is more popular than Android Pay

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Google launched Android Pay in US (in 2015)
- Google Wallet integrates with Shopify and other merchant platforms (in 2015)
- Google acquired Softcard to power its Wallet (in 2015)
- Google integrates Wallet into GMail (in 2013)
- Google Wallet: How it works (in 2011)

Looks like Google Wallet was recently more active than Android Pay (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Android Pay and Google Wallet meet head to head:

2015 - Google launched Android Pay in US to retire Google Wallet



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.