Google s Android Pay app will run on smartphones equipped KitKat 4.4 or higher.

Google has launched its mobile payments system Android Pay in Hong Kong, allowing Android users to make contactless payments in-store as it pits itself against Apple Pay and Tencent s WeChat Wallet in the city.

Smartphone users whose handsets are enabled with near-field communication NFC technology and runs KitKat 4.4 or higher will be able to download the Android Pay app and pay for purchases at over 5,000 locations in Hong Kong, according to the company.

Android Pay makes mobile payment as simple and secure as possible, said Pali Bhat, global head of payments products at Google.

Just wake your phone, hold it to the contactless payment terminal, and your payment is done.

Google managing director of sales and operations Leonie Valentine.

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