June 28, according to CNET reported that Singapore is fast becoming a test platform for mobile payment systems. With Samsung Pay Apple Pay and Singapore have been settled, Google’s Android Pay here for the first time officially unveiled. After entering the United Kingdom and the United States, Singapore Android Pay settled in third markets.
Android Pay can immediately use in Singapore, and can be used in any acceptance of contact less payment card shops. Although the country is small Singapore, but it is the perfect battleground between the three payment systems battle, because this has a high penetration of mobile phones and a strong telecommunications infrastructure, also has the world’s fastest 4G LTE network.
And other competitors, Google’s Android Pay does not require fingerprint scans, although the phone needs to support NFC (Near Field Communication) and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Payment is very simple, just slide out of contact less payment terminal to the mobile phone, you do not even need to unlock the phone can do, as long as the screen is active, you can pay for the operation.
Although it raised many concerns about the Android Pay security, but Google said that each completed four transactions, the user will need to unlock the phone for authentication. As in the United States and the United Kingdom, Android Pay in Singapore also support loyalty programs, and will allow users to earn points at the time of purchase.
Google has not announced when Android Pay will be settled in other Asian countries, has not announced which countries will be settled. However, Google said, Android Pay will be “the first half of 2016” launched in Australia.