SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) – Singapore is rapidly becoming a test platform for mobile payment systems, according to CNET. With Apple Pay and Samsung Pay have settled in Singapore, Google’s Android Pay for the first time here officially debut. After entering the UK and the United States, Singapore is Android Pay settled in the third market.
QR Code Reader brings a great change in payment for Singapore already , Android Pay can be used immediately in Singapore and can be used in any store that accepts non-contact credit card payments. Although the Singapore country is small, it is the perfect battlefield between the three major payment systems, because it has a high penetration rate of mobile phones and a strong telecommunications infrastructure, while the world’s fastest 4G LTE network.
Unlike other rivals, Google’s Android Pay does not require fingerprint scanning, although the phone needs to support NFC (near field communication technology) and can run Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Payment is very simple, just in the non-contact payment terminal out of the phone can be, you do not even need to unlock the phone can be done, as long as the screen is active, pay can operate by QR Code Reader.
While this raises concerns about Android Pay security, Google says that every time a four transactions are completed, users will need to unlock the phone for verification. Like in the United States and the UK, Android Pay in Singapore also supports loyalty programs and will allow users to earn points at the time of purchase through QR Code Reader scanning module.
Google has not yet announced when Android Pay will be assigned to other Asian countries, nor announced which countries will be assigned. But Google said, Android Pay will be in the “first half of 2016” launched in Australia.
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