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Troy Wolverton: Android Pay works well, when you can use it

When it comes to using a smartphone to make purchases in retail stores, Apple Pay has been getting most of the attention.tmpplchld But Android users now have a comparable alternative. Launched earlier this month, Android Pay not only sounds like Apple's payment feature, it works a lot like it.tmpplchld I like Android Pay, but it suffers from the problem that plagues Apple Pay: relatively few retailers accept it.tmpplchld Android Pay and Apple Pay are both so-called tap-and-pay or contactless systems. Instead of pulling out a credit card from your wallet and swiping it when making a purchase, you can charge your item to the same account by tapping your phone on a compatible...