Google to launch “Tap-to-Pay” feature to Android wear smartwatches


The Search Engine giant, Google, is all set to bring “tap-to-pay” to Android Wear according to a report. The technology leader and innovation king discovered the feature during a teardown of the recent Google Play Services APK. It is expected that the feature will be rolled out next year with the launch of Android Wear 2.0.

If you have an Android wear smartwatch with the NFC chip, then you will have the capacity to touch your watch to an NFC-empowered gadget in order to make payment. Along with this, the Android Wear will also be getting the Instant Apps feature. This will empower the users to find content from built-in apps including contacts, emails, text messages and photos and user-installed apps.

Earlier this year, a report surfaced online suggesting that Google is working on two new Android Wear watches with Google Assistant integration.

These Android Wear smartwatches are expected to come with Nexus branding. According to the report, “One watch will be larger, sportier, and more fully-featured (LTE, GPS, heart rate), the other will be smaller and lack the aforementioned mobile data and GPS.”

The bigger watch is likely to be called Angelfish and is required to sport 43.5mm diameter and three buttons. The smaller watch is said to be called Swordfish and sport a diameter of 42mm.

As indicated by the report, the organization is also said to be working on new watch faces, apps and different controls. It is not clear when Google plans to launch these watches and there is no update on the same from the company.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk