Google Cuts Off NFC Payments In Google Wallet App, Now Only Available Through Android Pay

At Google I/O, Android Pay was revealed to the world. As a revamped take on Google’s mobile payments system, it had promise at first. We were all excited for it’s arrival, and then it came. Since it’s arrival, many users have been disappointed by the new service since it’s not as widely supported as Google Wallet was. Now Google has disabled NFC payments in Google Wallet entirely, telling users to upgrade to Android Pay.

This message is appearing on Google Wallet apps for users that have not upgraded to Android Pay.

This message is appearing on Google Wallet apps for users that have not upgraded to Android Pay.

So why is this a bad thing? Essentially because Android Pay only supports a few banks and doesn’t work on rooted devices or ROMs. The upside to that is the added security, but many users aren’t a fan of the switch. In the early days of Android Pay, this move is definitely something many users will be disappointed by, what are your thoughts?

Via: 9to5Google