Google unifies Android Pay and Google Wallet into Google Pay

Alphabet streamlines its mobile wallet app for improved offering

LG can compete on several fronts; it offers the Wireless Magnetic Communication system, which allows it to work similarly to Samsung Pay's Magnetic Secure Transmission system. Tapping the selector will show the new Pay logo, thus replacing Android Pay and that associated branding, which is still present on the stable version (11.9.51) of Play services.

For the unfamiliar, LG Pay is very much like Samsung Pay. LG Pay was fist launched in South Korea in June of a year ago. Google Pay will also be able to fill in your payment details if you use Chrome.

LG G7's mentioning in LG Wallet app. The YouTube app and other well-known Google products already have the Google Pay option available.

LG Pay has had a long and storied history around here, going back to 2016 and even beyond.

"LG Electronics said Tuesday it will launch its mobile payment system in the United States during the first half of the year, in time with the release of its upcoming mobile phone", outlet YonHap News Agency reported earlier in the week. The availability of the LG Pay in the USA will be timed with the release of its upcoming flagship phone.

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Currently, LG Pay only works on premium devices but this year they will be expanding to the K10 smartphone and their other mid-range devices.

In this report, is specifically states LG Pay will be available in the USA for the G7 and V40, even though neither of those names have been publicly mentioned by LG and it was thought LG was seriously considering a rebrand for its G lineup.

LG appears to be trying to catch up with Samsung Pay, which is already available in 18 countries, including the U.S., China, Australia, Britain, Spain and Switzerland.

"Today, we're excited to announce we'll be bringing together all the different ways to pay with Google, including Android Pay and Google Wallet, into a single brand: Google Pay", Pali Bhat VP of Product Management, Payments wrote in a blog post.

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