Pay for stuff with your phone

The new cash-free way to pay with your Android phone is here

Android Pay

Android Pay

While Android Pay isn’t a Marshmallow-exclusive feature, it is launching alongside it. The improved fingerprint support means that the use of fingerprinting technology to pay for items is now more secure than the fragmented mess it was before.

Android Pay is the evolution of Google Wallet and is currently battling Apple Pay and Samsung Pay for supremacy in the mobile-payment market.

The way Android Pay works is very simple. Set up your fingerprint as shown above and install the Android Pay app. Add all your debit, credit and store cards and you are ready to go.

When you go to pay for an item at a participating store, tap your phone on the terminal, press your finger against your sensor and the app will create a payment token. This way no personal card information is transferred to the seller. It is only available in the USA at the time of writing, but it should be on its way to the rest of the world soon.

Will you be using Android Pay? Why or why not?