Contrary to rumours which were leaked last week, a McDonald's staff memo didn't just announce the imminent US release of Android Pay and Samsung Pay. This was a huge disappointment for us, since we are impatiently awaiting the release of this next generation of mobile based payments. But if the tech giants' mobile wallets aren't coming out this month, the question is when will they be arriving?
Android Pay's Mdonalds Leak
A recent McDonald's memo that was “leaked” by an anonymous source and later confirmed by a Reddit user, almost tricked us into believing that Android Pay was set to release on the 26th August. The evidence leaked was an email and a paper memo apparently sent out to Mcdonald's employees in the US, explaining how to process Android Pay and Samsung Pay payments.
Since we're now past the 26th August and Android Pay is nowhere to be seen, it would be safe to assume that those claims were either a lie or simply a mistake on McDonald's behalf.
Hints At An Imminent Release
Even though the recent rumours may have turned out to be false, this hasn't stopped a sudden burst of activity coming from Android's own Twitter page.
— Android (@Android) August 26, 2015
Android Pay was scheduled for an Autumn release, so the date is certainly getting close. With Google themselves now even advertising the imminent US release, we're more excited than ever for its arrival here.
The UK Release
Google have already stated that the UK will be the first country in Europe that they release Android Pay in. Samsung Pay has offered a similar intention to launch their payment system in the UK first before spreading it to the remainder of Europe.
With the US release advertised to be soon, the UK release shouldn't be too far behind. Apple Pay has already made its appearance in Europe, so Google and Samsung will want to cut off any further head start that Apple may have. Samsung has already spread its mobile payment system into the world, having hit Korea on the 20th August and have confirmed its release in the US for the 28th September.
Android Pay and other mobile wallets look to set the direction for the future of mobile payments. Satisfying all the current requirements for casino mobile deposits, they're likely to push other firms like Boku off the top position.
Sadly, that won't be happening for at least the next few months, possibly even the remainder of 2015. But these latest rumours and forced announcements from the tech giants have got us more expectant than ever for their incoming releases.