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Google Brings Peer-to-Peer Payments Service to ‘Google Pay’

Earlier this year, Google combined a host of its own payment platforms to create "Google Pay" including apps like Android Pay and Google Wallet, aiming at a convenient and unified payments service for users

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Google has integrated its peer-to-peer payments service “Google Pay Send” into its digital payments solution “Google Pay” to make the latter a one-stop destination to send and ask for money.

Along with this, the search engine giant has also included other features in its payments solution, including support for mobile ticketing for travel, movies and concerts, just like Apple Pay.

“Once your tickets are saved, you’ll find them with your loyalty cards, gift cards and offers on the Android app’s new ‘Passes’ tab. When it’s time for your event or flight, use your phone as your ticket-no printing required,” Gerardo Capiel, Director, Product Management and Consumer Payments, Google, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

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“Google Pay” would be in sync with the user’s Google Account to make updating payment information about cards and accounts quicker.

“Now that you can use ‘Google Pay’ on desktop or on iOS, in stores or on transit, on your phone or with your Assistant, we’ve also made it easier to manage your payment info in the app or on the web at pay.google.com,” Capiel added.

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The updated “Google Pay” is first rolling out in the US, followed by the UK.

Earlier this year, Google combined a host of its own payment platforms to create “Google Pay” including apps like Android Pay and Google Wallet, aiming at a convenient and unified payments service for users. (IANS)

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Google Will Start Giving EU Smartphone Users a Choice of Browsers and Search Apps on Android

Android users who open the Google Play store after the update will be given the option to install up to five search apps and five browsers, Gennai said

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Google said Thursday it will start giving European Union smartphone users a choice of browsers and search apps on its Android operating system, in changes designed to comply with an EU antitrust ruling.

Following an Android update, users will be shown two new screens giving them the new options, Google product management director Paul Gennai said in a blog post.

The EU’s executive Commission slapped the Silicon Valley giant with a record 4.34 billion euro (then $5 billion) antitrust fine in July after finding that it abused the dominance of Android by forcing handset and tablet makers to install Google apps, reducing consumer choice.

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Android users who open the Google Play store after the update will be given the option to install up to five search apps and five browsers, Gennai said. Pixabay

The commission had ordered Google to come up with a remedy or face further fines. The company, which is appealing the ruling, said the changes are being rolled out over the next few weeks to both new and existing Android phones in Europe.

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Android users who open the Google Play store after the update will be given the option to install up to five search apps and five browsers, Gennai said. Apps will be included based on their popularity and shown in random order. Users who choose a search app will also be asked if they want to change the default search engine in the phone’s Chrome browser.

Android is the most widely used mobile operating system, beating even Apple’s iOS. (VOA)