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Google realized Google Pay and Google Wallet are the same thing, so it’s getting rid of one of them

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Google Wallet was the company’s first attempt at enabling money transfers on Android with the Nexus S 4G, and no matter how many apps Google launches, it will seemingly always be around. Google Pay tried to replace both Google Wallet and Android Pay a few years ago, but in a few months, Google Pay will be gone, with Google Wallet back on top.

Android Pay popped up in 2015 as a temporary tap-to-pay king, while Google Wallet was recast as a Cash App / Venmo rival, but even when Google changed its mind and combined them, it couldn’t keep itself from messing with the formula again and again.

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Google Pay (2020).

Don’t even ask me about that 2020 revamp that pulled Google Pay Send’s peer-to-peer…

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