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Android Pay Now Works for In-App Purchases

Launch partners include Lyft, OpenTable and Hotel Tonight.


Google’s Android Pay already handles tap-and-pay transactions just fine, and today the company is launching the other half of its mobile payment platform: In-app purchases.

A little over a dozen apps including Lyft, OpenTable and Hotel Tonight are getting in-app purchases at launch, and Google says many more will be integrating the feature over the coming months — hopefully at the same level of adoption that Apple Pay has seen on iOS. A few partners from the initial list are also offering limited-time deals to encourage users to get started with Android Pay. Google says in-app purchases are just as secure and time-saving as NFC-based payments.

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