Google API to streamline mobile payments in Chrome: Report

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Google reportedly will provide a payment request application programming interface (API) on its Chrome browser to allow users to more easily make payments on mobile devices through third-party apps.

Called the Payment Request API, the interface will allow those making payments on Android devices to do so without inputting payment card credentials or logging into PayPal each time, according to the xdadevelopers technology site. Google is expected to announce the new payment process this week at its Google I/O developer conference.

Google's move to streamline payments from its mobile devices comes nearly a year after Apple revealed that its Apple Pay wallet would be supported through its Safari browser from online merchants supporting the payment method.

Last year, Bloomberg reported that Safari was the browser of choice in only 13% of the market, trailing Chrome, the market leader with 59%.

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