But in 2017, Google's service trailed seriously behind its competitors - Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, according to Juniper Research and payments industry site PYMNTs. Now, whether you're paying for something at CVS, purchasing a subscription in YouTube, or buying movie tickets via Fandango's website, you'll encounter the same Google Pay logo., All the payment options you already have saved to your Google Account will be at your disposal. But soon, "over the coming weeks", Google says it will merge the various ways it gobbles up this information under a new umbrella called Google Pay.
This all-new Google Pay branding was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 event being held in Las Vegas. Anyone that has ever paid for something in the real-world with Android Pay, purchased an app on Google Play or used Chrome to automatically fill in payment details is familiar with Google's fragmented payments ecosystem.More news: Uber and Volkswagen using Nvidia self-driving tech
The rebranding effort is already underway, with some existing users already witnessing the Google Pay rebranding at several locations. The unified Google Pay brand will also help Google advance its platform more quickly, without needing to worry about maintaining two separate apps. You can find out more about it on Google's blog.
Others launch partners are Airbnb, Dice, HungryHouse and Instacart. Have you noticed the Google Pay branding yet?