The Android Pay service is not launching in the UK today, despite an announcement earlier today that it was available in that country
The announcement about the pullback for the launch was made on the official Android Twitter account:
There's no word on when the launch will happen now. In a blog post earlier in March, Google stated:
Android Pay will support MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards from many of the UK's major financial institutions — including Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society — with new banks being added all the time.
Some of the retailers that will accept Android Pay in the UK include Boots, Costa Coffee, Waitrose, Aldi, BP, Starbucks and more. The blog added that it will also work with apps such as JD Sports, Deliveroo, YPlan and others.