Google revealed this week that it’s revamping how tap-to-pay purchases, card management, and passes work on Android devices. It’s all a bit complicated, but generally sounds like an improvement.
Google Pay is already available on Android, which can be used for managing cards for digital purchases and tap-to-pay in stores, sending and receiving money from friends and family, and storing digital versions of some types of cards and passes (e.g. buss passes, rewards cards for retail stores, and so on). More recently, Google rolled out an entirely new Pay app, with a greater focus on organizing spending data and store rewards programs.