Android is an open ecosystem that is supported by a wide range of hardware produced by a wide variety of manufacturers. There are tens of thousands of compatible device models that are commercially available and that set grows every day. Google Pay is compatible with the majority of modern Android devices across a wide variety of manufacturers and form factors, including mobile phones, tablets, and Wear OS by Google devices.
|In-store||In-app (using tokens)|
|Cardholders using Android devices with||Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher
|Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher|
|Merchants||Terminals that support NFC payments and the ISO 14443 standard||Apps selling physical goods and services set up with Google Pay|
In addition, Android devices must meet our security requirements to work properly. For additional guidance on device compatibility, refer to our Download the Google Pay app and Check if your phone can make contactless payments consumer support articles.
Wear OS by Google devices
Wear OS devices run Android, just like phones and tablets do. Accordingly, the tokenization behavior for Wear OS device is very similar to the behavior on a phone or tablet.
- Wear OS devices are paired with a phone.
- Users enter card details through the paired phone since Wear OS devices have small screens.
- Wear OS devices can be paired with Android or iOS phones.
- The app to app ID&V method does not work on iOS devices and is removed as an option.
For a list of countries that support Google Pay on Wear OS and additional user facing documentation, refer to the Pay with your smartwatch support article for Wear OS.
As with other Android devices, support for Google Pay is based on hardware capabilities and the software running on the device. This means we do not maintain a comprehensive list of supported devices.