India exclusive mobile payments app Google Tez re-branded to Google Pay

India exclusive mobile payments app Google Tez re-branded to Google Pay

India exclusive mobile payments app Google Tez re-branded to Google Pay

There are also other announcements made on the same stage.

The project also provides Indian language publishers with free web hosting with AdSense support, so they can immediately start monetising their content, Google said.

The company has also partnered with RedBus to offer better public transport information on Maps. The app has so far helped carry out 750 million transactions with an annual run rate of $30 billion in terms of transaction value, he said.

Google India has tied up with four private-sector banks to offer loans through its payments app and is also entering the offline retail segment, as the tech giant expands its financial services offerings in the country. The company added 50 million-plus building to Google Maps in 2018. With the lack of NFC-based mobile payment solutions in the country, Google opted not to launch Google Pay (formerly known as Android Pay) in India, and instead launched a UP-based mobile payment system which is different from NFC-based payment systems. People who are approved for the loans will see the money deposited directly into their bank account associated with Google Pay.

India continues to rank high on Google's list of priorities when it comes to specific markets and focus areas for both hardware and software releases. Sengupta said that while he did not want to compare that with anything, "it also reflects how much a part of people's life Tez is becoming". Pravir Gupta, Engineering Director - Assistant, demonstrated this by talking to the Google Assistant first in English and then in Hindi. No extra command or intimation, just a bilingual Assistant. Google added that Airtel users will be able to view their cellular account's data by asking the Assistant.

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"We are trying out these new features with some of the popular saloons, kirana stores and restaurants in the two cities along with the option for them to test send notifications to their customer base", Sengupta said.

Google, in turn, has introduced three new actions for the user. At present, Google Tez is largely being used for peer to peer fund transfer and paying utility bills. Google Go to soon read out the internet in Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil.

Google mentioned that Maps Go is getting turn-by-turn directions.

Google aims to work with various state governments to launch state Wi-Fi service using Station.

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