As expected, Google was supposed to officially submit its payment service on May 15 at a special event, but then the press was notified about the transfer of the event to an unknown line. However, users of Android-based devices have already begun to receive notification of the appearance of the Android Pay application in Russian Google Play.
Indeed, the application is already available for installation. Prada, yet does not allow you to bind to your bank cards of Russian banks. In addition, the company Aeroexpress clearly ahead of time published a press release about the joint Aeroexpress campaign and the Android Pay service. Now, at the request of Aeroexpress, the release began to be deleted on those services where it managed to light up, but it can still be found through Google's cache. The action was due to start on May 16 and last until August 15, 2017, within its framework, the first 3000 MasterCard customers received a 50% discount when paying via Android Pay at Aeroexpress turnstiles at UIA airports (Moscow Aviation Services). Apparently, the action has not been canceled finally, but transferred to a full-fledged launch of Android Pay in Russia. Recall that in the autumn of 2016 in Russia the service of Samsung Pay was activated, and then Apple Pay. With the launch of Android Pay, contactless payments can be used not only by users of certain Samsung smartphones, but also by other Android smartphones with the NFC chip. In addition, Android Pay support appeared in the smart watch when the Android Wear 2.0 update was released.