Looks like there’s another mobile wallet payment option in Singapore! Following the release of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, Android Pay has launched to allow for smoother, easier, and faster transactions.
Consumers who own Android devices that run on the KitKat 4.4 operating system or newer and are equipped with Near-Field Communication (NFC) chips will be able to make their payments using the platform.
Some of the over 250 merchants that support the platform include Cold Storage and Challenger. It will soon be rolled out on mobile apps like Deliveroo and Grab as well. Android Pay supports MasterCard and Visa credit or debit cards from major banks such as POSB Bank and OCBC Bank.
In order to make payment, the user will simply need to “wake” their phone by sliding up on the touchscreen, and hold it towards the payment terminal. The user will get a notification on their phone with the details after every successful transaction. Instead of having to scan fingerprints, Android Pay’s security measure is a password prompt before every fourth transaction.
There are plans for the platform to include a loyalty programme and location-based services in the future.