Google is set to let users pay off their debts without lifting a finger. From the screenshot posted on the company's official blog post, it is clear that a payment can be sent by saying "Ok Google, send $10 to Jane for pizza".
While it was not mentioned directly, the person on the receiving end of the money transfer will presumably also have to have a debit card attached to their Google Account.
The feature includes the ability to transfer money using Google Assistant.
With an aim to reach out to "the next billions of users" with a new initiative, Google also unveiled Android Go - a new configuration of Android for entry-level Android devices.
Google says new tools will encourage sharing of photos that you might have meant to share, but maybe forgot. Users will still be able to see the tops and bottoms of the next and previous card in the list, and they can easily swipe between them to get to a different app and switch if they desire, but choosing not to stagger them on top of each other has allowed for the use of less RAM.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai talks about Google Lens and updates to the Google Assistant during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference on Wednesday in Mountain View, California.
It seems to work similar to Venmo, as it is created to pay money you owe, but Google's system does so without users lifting a finger.
Popular American chain of bakery-café "Panera Bread" will be one of the first merchants who will roll out this new capability nationally. "500 million users are using Google Photos app for their photos". "In the upcoming months, we'll also enable people in the U.S.to send or receive payments via the Google Assistant", Pali Bhat, vice president, Payment Products, Google, said in statement.
One of the issues with Android Pay is that it is connected to an Android device and all of the payment methods have to be added to the app.
This experience is powered by our smart tap technology, which Walgreens has fully deployed across their 8,000+ USA stores'. The search giant's mobile payments service Android Pay will soon be available in some new markets. Though, obviously, manual installations are a bit riskier than using Google Play, so that's worth bearing in mind.
And today's announcement, seems to be another step in the direction of a hands-free world. As I/O 2017 winds down, Google has now revealed the winners.