Android Pay, Google’s mobile payment solution, has been teased in Canada for months, if not years.
Recently, Android users saw the Android Pay icon magically appear within their app drawer, but attempts to actually add a credit card to the app met with failure. A further hint of the imminent launch of Android Pay in Canada came when CIBC launched a page on its website dedicated to the service, but that too was quickly pulled.
However, good news has cometh. During a breakout session at Google IO 2017 called “Powering Commerce Online and In-Store with Google Payments,” Gerardo Capiel and Varouj Chitilian of the product management team for Consumer Payments at Google, confirmed Google Pay will go live in Canada “in the coming months.”
Chitilian stated, “over the past year out team has been working around the clock to scale this foundation globally. I’m proud to say that Android Pay is now available in 10 markets, but we’re not stopping there. In the coming months, we’ll be launching in Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain, and Taiwan. So the momentum and traction is incredible.”
Unfortunately, no other details were revealed for a firm release date for Android Pay in Canada.