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Android Pay may be more than a mobile payments platform

Google has been taking a new approach to the mobile payments space

Google’s Android Pay may be much more than a mobile payments platform. Since the company announced Android Pay in June of this year, the platform has evolved rapidly, becoming much more than the payments service that Google may have originally intended it to be. In a recent interview, Pali Bhat, Director of Product Management for Android Pay, suggested that the mobile payments space is beginning to change, and Google may be the company to bring more innovation to the sector.

Android Pay is being designed to offer a seamless and secure experience for consumers

Android Pay may be more than a simple payments application, as it can be used to power a wide range of commerce and could be used to connect users with new commerce opportunities via other mobile applications. Google has been working to make the mobile payments space more secure overall, as well as ensuring that user experience is seamless with other apps and faster.

Android Pay may be quite different than other mobile payments platforms coming from competitors

mobile payments platform and beyondGoogle’s Bhat suggests that the company is taking a “fundamentally different approach” to the mobile payments space. Android Pay is, therefore, meant to exist as a part of the overall app experience that can be used alongside various platforms that existing in the overarching mobile payments ecosystem. One of the notably aspects of the platform is that the Android Pay app can be incorporated into other platforms that already exist, expanding its reach to consumers interested in mobile commerce.

Google has managed to reach milestones that its competitors have failed to reach

Google may have a bright future in the mobile payments arena, which has become quite competitive. The company recently announced that it will be entering the Australian market in early 2016, an accomplishment that has eluded its competitor Apple. The company also recently allowed Android Pay to be used for in-app purchases in the United States. Google expects to see Android Pay explode in popularity in 2016, especially as more consumers get involved in the mobile commerce space and look for inclusive solutions that can provide a seamless experience across multiple platforms.

Apple’s mobile payments expansion is finding lackluster support from banks

Banks have relatively low interest in Apple Pay

Apple is running into trouble with the expansion of its mobile payments service, Apple Pay. The company has been trying to convince the world’s largest banks to support the service, but the banks have shown relatively little interest. Apple is looking to launch Apple Pay in China in the coming year, but financial institutions have yet to be dazzled by the mobile payments service. Banks in other countries are showing similar disinterest, as well, slowing the expansion of Apple Pay considerably.

Australian banks have yet to show any strong support for Apple’s mobile payments service

Last month, Apple did manage to launch its mobile payments service in Australia, with the aid of American Express. While Apple Pay has come to Australia, it has yet to acquire the support of the country’s four largest banks, ANZ, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank, and Westpac. These banks represent an estimated 80% of consumers in the country that are already using mobile payments systems.

Banks have already established a foothold in the mobile payments market

Mobile Payments - Australia & Apple PayAustralian banks seem uninterested in Apple Pay because they have already done all the work to make mobile payments available in the country/ As such, some of these banks may see Apple as looking to come in and take advantage of a market that has already been established. Australian consumers have had access to a wide range of mobile payments services for some time, most of which have managed to acquire the support of the country’s banks.

Apple continues to face significant competition

Apple has overcome many challenges in the mobile payments space in the past, but without support from banks, Apple Pay may find relatively little traffic in promising markets. When Apple Pay launches in other countries, it will be facing significant competition from other companies that are involved in the mobile payments space, some of whom have already established a significant foothold in several markets. Considering the interest that iOS users have in mobile payments, however, Apple may be able to find success even if banks are relatively wary.