Android Pay has launched in the UK, causing plenty of excitement amongst people who don t simply like to fling their money around, but like to fling it around quickly, digitally and contactless-ly.

It stores your credit and debit cards on your Android-running device, letting you pay for stuff with your phone or tablet.

The biggest and best Android handsets on the market, apart from the OnePlus 2, have NFC on board, as do most mid-rangers.

There were some big names missing from Google's compatibility list, however, including American Express, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander, though the company said it was working on getting more banks involved.

An in-built card-scanning tool does the rest of the work.

Furthermore, if you lose your phone, you can remotely lock or wipe it using the Android Device Manager tool.

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