Android Pay hands-on: Google wants your money

Android Pay is coming, and it’s impressively streamlined compared to the overly-complicated and feature-bulging Google Wallet. Officially revealed alongside Android M at Google I/O today, the mobile payments system supports both NFC for dropping virtual cash out in the wild, and in-app integration for retailers wanting to enable easy payments. I grabbed a Nexus 6 and a Nexus 5, both equipped with pre-release versions of Android Pay, to go shopping on Google’s dime.

Google’s first demo consisted of in-app payments using Android Pay. Using a specially-created app for I/O, we bought an Android figurine and then opted to pay for it using Android Pay.

The payment confirmation came up, all pre-populated and complete with shipping details, and then it was another tap and the toy was ordered.

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