Google Is Working On A Way To Help You Make Payments Hands Free


One of the biggest things Google announced at its I/O keynote was Android Pay, a service to rival Apple Pay and help the company win back some of its pride in the mobile payments segment.

However, Android Pay is more of the company playing catch up with Apple, and over at Googleville that’s not how things work.

The company has already announced a new project called Google Hands Free, that allows users to make in-store payments without ever touching their smartphones.

The service will be tested out in San Francisco at McDonalds and Papa John’s in the coming years, with Google engineers pointing out that it would be massively useful in drive-thru situations where pulling out a phone is still too fiddly.

The company made no mention of how Google Hands Free works or intends to work though, leaving it up to our imagination to figure out what could actually be happening.

PayPal has been toying with handsfree payments for some time now with things such as Beacon, that used Bluetooth to know if a customer had entered the store. In all probability, Google too deploys some form of geo-fencing tech to make it hands free work.



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