Android Pay launched in UK last month, offering Android phone users the option of making contactless payments just like their iOS counterparts. Android users can now store their credit cards, loyalty cards and other sensitive information in their phones through which they will be able to perform contactless transactions.
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The launch of Android Pay Day signifies that Google wants to give the platform a push and intends to incentivise Android phone users who use it regularly. Android Pay Day will offer discounts once every month on Tuesdays just before your next pay slip is due. This way, you will be able to save money via such discounts and won't stress your savings too much.
Android Pay Day is live today so if you're feeling like picking up a Frappuccino at Starbucks, you can get another one for free provided you use Android Pay to make the payment. You can also redeem £5 by placing an order on Deliveroo app and paying via Android Pay. However, existing Android Pay users will be able to redeem only £2.5 by placing an order on the app.
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Even though Android Pay Day is applicable in these two locations today, it will expand to many more retail stores in the coming months. While Google has not listed out what offers will be rolled out in future, it has advised users to check back on the Pay Day website for new offers each month.
Android Pay will be available to everyone using Android phones running Android 4.4 KitKat or later versions of the operating system. Users of iOS, Windows or BlackBerry 10 devices will not be able to use Android pay as of now. However, your Android phone should also have NFC and HCE capabilities to be able to run Android Pay.