After a tense wait Google’s mobile payment service, Android Pay, has been rolling out for supported phones in the United Kingdom. From my post this morning I received a number of tweets to state people were able to get the app, notably on differing devices from Samsung and HTC. However, I could not enable the apk on my Nexus 6p until almost lunch time. A strange occurrence however it is here for most now.
A number of folks with the Huawei P9 and Samsung Galaxy S7 have noted failures possibly leading to problems with the User Interface used on those devices, however it is too early to tell for sure.
It has also been noted that if your handset does not offer a fingerprint reader for unlocking, you’ll need to add a PIN, a password, or a pattern to secure your handset and use Android Pay, or you won’t be able to use the mobile payment option.
Here are the supported banks:
- Bank of Scotland
- First Direct
- M&S Bank
- Nationwide Building Society
Unfortunately Barclays does not support Android Pay at this time. And for those in Australia and Singapore, Google has confirmed that those countries are next in line to receive Android Pay support.