Forrester Research predicts mobile payments will balloon to $142 billion by 2019 in the US. As both Google and Apple approach their respective developer conferences, both reportedly have new strategies underway to grab their piece of this enormous pie.
Google looks likely to launch Android Pay that will let merchants accept credit card payments from inside their mobile apps. Apple is preparing to announce details about enhancements to Apple Pay including a rewards program.
Changes include a service called Android Pay that will let merchants accept credit card payments from inside their mobile apps and can be integrated with loyalty programs at retailers, the people said. Google Wallet, a mobile commerce app, will also be reintroduced as a peer-to-peer payments app that consumers can use to send money to each other directly from their debit accounts, they said. Apple is preparing to announce details about enhancements to Apple Pay at its software conference next month. Those include a rewards program for the mobile wallet service, said two people briefed on the product.