Android Pay officially launches in Singapore

Android Pay is now live in Singapore. Android users in Singapore can now download the Android Pay app and add their cards in order to tap and pay at various stores around the island.

This makes Singapore the third country around the globe — and first in Asia — to get Android Pay, coming in right behind the U.S. and UK. The mobile payment platform can be used anywhere that accepts contactless payments. Users simply need a phone that has NFC and is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

As for its next stop, Google has confirmed that Android Pay should be launching in Australia soon, but there's no firm date on which to expect that launch.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster