Google Play Store Adds Wallet Rival PayPal As A Payments Option

Frenemeies….shaping up a better store to take on the ‘i’

TechCrunch

PayPal_GooglePlay_N5_Animation Here is a somewhat surprising move by Google: starting today, the company will accept PayPal as a payment option in its Play store in twelve countries, including the U.S., Germany and Canada, as well as Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

For Google to work with what is essentially a competitor to its Wallet service definitely comes as a surprise. But at the end of the day, the company wants to get users to buy as many apps as possible and besides taking credit cards, prepaid Google Play cards and carrier billing, PayPal simply remains a popular payment choice among users.

Still, this move surely can be seen as somewhat of an admission that some users don’t just want to use Google’s own checkout service — and may even actively stay away from it because they don’t want to give Google even more personal information.

While users will be…

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