Google Pay brings all of Google's payment platforms under one roof, mostly

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Continuing with its policy of "fragmentation and consolidation", Google announced that it is merging Google Wallet, Android Pay and a myriad of other services under a single platform.

From there, as Pali Bhat, the VP of product management and payments, puts it, "you can speed through checkout with peace of mind".

Google says "over the coming weeks, you'll see Google Pay online, in store, and across Google products, as well as when you're paying friends".

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One of the biggest questions that many Google users have often pondered upon is - why does Google have two apps which do pretty much the same thing - Google Wallet and Android Pay. Considering Android and Google's reach that number is expected to grow significantly.

Google is fragmented when it comes to paying for things online. Also, the same changes are supposed to reflect in Google Tez UPI (Unified Payment Interface) app launched in India.

While the branding was unveiled at the CES 2018 event, many users had reportedly been getting this update days in advance as they were already seeing the Google Pay logo on their phones while making payments. Unsurprisingly this has led to confusion and fragmentation.

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Google has been accused of pulling a Microsoft, by endlessly rebrand and rename products that are successful, but not market-leading, in an effort to become the market leader, but end up fragmenting their own brands further by alienating existing loyal users and confusing late-adopters and casual observers who don't follow the branding news. Google Checkout was Google's PayPal competitor.

Google Pay will work just like Android Pay in stores, and you will start seeing "Buy with Google Pay" or "Pay with Google Pay" buttons on sites that start supporting Google's new payment platform. Google wallet was its NFC payment system for smartphones.

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