Google's Android Pay Boasts 'Tap to Pay' Capabilities

Google's newest payment platform 'Android Pay' is being introduced across various retailers in the US. The platform will be available at stores, restaurants and will expand to include more retailers and banks.

Android Pay will rely on NFC (Near-Field Communication) for its 'tap to pay' capabilities to be enabled. Some of the retailers that will accept Android Pay are Jamba Juice, Macy's and McDonald's -- the app supports major credit cards and most major banks. In terms of safety, Google has created a virtual account number to add an increased layer of security.

Android Pay's innovative payment method will spark a restructuring of all of Google's NFC payment options like Google Wallet. Google Wallet will then shift focus to peer-to-peer payment methods when the Wallet app is made available.