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Android Pay arrives in Spain, we can now pay with our mobile

Android Pay is now available in Spain

Android Pay is the mobile payments platform that arrived in the United States at the end of 2015, and which had not yet been officially launched in Spain. At Google I / O 2017, it was announced that Spain would be one of the few countries that the mobile payment platform would reach this year, and it is now available.

With Android Pay is possible to pay with our mobile as long as the smartphone has NFC, and the store has a POS (virtual payment terminal), also called a dataphone, that has NFC. Today, almost all dataphones have NFC.

Associated banks

However, Android Pay also comes with very few partner banks, like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. In this case, only users who have a bank credit or debit card BBVA they will be able to add it to Android Pay, and they will be able to pay with their smartphone. We believed that Android Pay could be compatible with more banks than Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, but the truth is that it is only compatible with one bank. However, it is true that it is compatible with many more mobiles than Samsung Pay and Apple Pay.

What mobiles are compatible with Android Pay?

While Apple Pay is only compatible with iPhones, and Samsung Pay is only compatible with high-end and mid-range Samsung mobiles, Android Pay is compatible with many smartphones on the market. All mobiles that have Android 4.4 or later, that are also not rooted and that have NFC, are compatible with Android Pay.

That is to say, mobiles with a price of 150 euros are compatible with this mobile payment platform. Until now, Samsung Pay was only compatible with the Samsung Galaxy A and the high-end Samsung. In this case, Android Pay is also compatible with Samsung smartphones. In fact, if you want to pay with a Galaxy J5 (2017), you will not be able to pay with Samsung Pay, as it is not available for the Galaxy J5 (2017), but with Android Pay, which is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) .

Hopefully more banks will become compatible with Android Pay, which until now is the mobile payments platform compatible with the most smartphones of all that have been launched.