Android Pay service has been launched in Russia

23 May 2017
The thing that many users of mobile devices running Google's OS have been looking forward to has happened. Finally, the Android Pay payment service has started working in Russia, the launch of which was originally planned back on May 16, but was postponed until today.The number of partner banks of the service has pleasantly increased. Previously, it was known that at the start of the new service will support Alfa Bank, Raiffeisenbank, Sberbank and Tinkoff Bank. Now, this list is extended to VTB24, Binbank, Otkritie Bank, Russian Standard Bank and others. Moreover, we already know the first companies and services that will accept payments in new way. Among them are supermarket chains Magnit, Perekryostok, Starbucks, Burger King and KFC. In addition, you can use your smartphone to pay at S7 Airlines, Uber, Lamoda, OneTwoTrip, and Delivery Club.Recall that Android Pay competitors have been running in our country for quite some time. Samsung Pay started working in Russia on September 29, 2016, and Apple Pay on October 4 of the same year. Now, users of Android gadgets will be able to appreciate the benefits of the new contactless payment service. However, this will require a smartphone with the operating system version at least 4.4 and NFC support.