At Google Developers Conference Google I / O 2017, which takes place in Mountain View (CA) from May 17 to May 19, Google announced that its Android Pay service will soon be available in Brazil, Canada, Spain, Taiwan and Russia. At the moment, Android Pay is available in ten regions.
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, last weekend, users of Android-based devices have already begun to receive notification of the appearance of the Android Pay application on the 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, Visa has declassified the list of banks supporting Android Pay: Alfa-Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, MTS, Tinkoffbank, Sberbank, VTB24, Opening and AK BARS Bank. In the autumn of 2016 in Russia the service of Samsung Pay, and then Apple Pay, began to work. 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.