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Media: a competitor to Apple Pay for Android-based smartphones will work in Russia 16 may

Google will launch in Russia the payment system of Android Pay on may 16. About it reports the edition “Interfax” with reference to informed sources.

According to insiders, an Android smartphones with NFC chips in the next month will become a full-fledged payment instrument. Bankers believe contactless technology is extremely promising, especially in combination with the Android platform, which now dominates the market.

In Google the rumors about the launch date of Android Pay is not confirmed. May 15, 2017 the Russian office of the company is going to present a new service in Russia, however, Google did not disclose what kind of project.

The sources indicate that among partners, Android Pay is already “Sberbank”. Who else is involved in the launch of the project, was not disclosed.

In the autumn of last year to pay for purchases with a smartphone can only the iPhone and some Samsung models with NFC chips that turn cell in the virtual Bank card. In the spring of 2017 Android Pay, according to rumors, will work on all smartphones with the same OS. In addition to Samsung is Lenovo, Alcatel, Huawei, Ham, LG and many Chinese models.

Android Pay was first launched in September 2015. Payment system allows you to connect a debit card and then use it to pay for goods in institutions with a smartphone with NFC-chip, as well as in online stores and apps.

In February, sources reported that Android Pay will appear in Russia “in the spring”. Among the partners of the service was then called the “savings Bank” and “Alfa-Bank”.

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