Pali Bhat, writing on the official Google blog:
Today, we’re excited to announce we’ll be bringing together all
the different ways to pay with Google, including Android Pay and
Google Wallet, into a single brand: Google Pay.
This makes sense. Or better said, I don’t think Android Pay ever made sense as a brand from Google’s perspective. “Google Pay” works as a brand anywhere, on any device.
It seems to me that Google is stepping away from promoting Android as a brand, period. Take a look at the web page for the Pixel 2 phones and search for “Android”. I see one match, and it’s a small print footnote.
★ Monday, 8 January 2018