’re used to hearing about new banks that have signed on to support Android y as ever-exps its mobile purchasing system. But an announcement this morning is looking to add even more value. Now you’ll be able to use Android y even if you don’t have a bank or credit card to add to your wallet.
has announced a partnership with yl that allows you to use your account to buy things anywhere Android y is accepted. ile yl users have long been able to access their accounts in the real world via yl Credit, the new Android y integration will open up mobile contactless payments to a wide array of people, allowing them to use the balances to pay for things at McDonalds or l-Mart.
The partnership is a boon for Android y, which is competing against Apple y, Samsung y, other store-based services for dominance. As describes, “Millions of people already use their yl account to make online purchases, receive payments send money to friends family. Soon they can start using the same yl account to tap pay with their phones in stores speed through checkout in Android apps.”
yl says that it processed over $100 billion in mobile payment volume last year hopes the Android y partnership will exp its reach. The new service, which is coming soon, will be limited to yl balances at launch, will exp to include credit cards stored in your account over the coming months.
y this matters: Contactless payments are clearly the future of checkouts, Android y is right at the forefront of the movement. th the new yl integration, along with the new Android ar 2.0 support, Android y is poised to continue leading the charge.