Android Pay Approaches Apple Parity With Spanish Expansion
Google’s Android Pay is now available to Spanish users, with the company saying ‘Hola’ to users in the region.
“Today, we’re introducing ourselves to Spain, making it the 14th country with Android Pay. We’re thrilled to bring you faster, more secure checkout – just tap with your phone wherever contactless payments are accepted,” Google said in a blog post.
They say Android Pay works anywhere contactless payments are accepted, “which amounts to over one million stores in Spain.”
The move sees them approach parity with Apple Pay in terms of countries covered, including the US, Australia, Singapore, the UK, Hong Kong, Poland, New Zealand, Ireland, Japan, Belgium, Taiwan, Canada and Russia.
All told, Google’s mobile payment app is now available in 14 countries.
In comparison, Apple Pay has launched in 15 regions while Samsung Pay leads with 17 regions.