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Android O to offer autofill for payments

The next version of Google’s Android operating system will include a new API that enables mobile apps to add autofill services which automatically enter a user’s passwords, payment details and other personal information. “Android O makes filling forms, such as account and credit card forms, easier with the introduction of the Autofill Framework,” Google says. “The Autofill Framework manages the communication between the app and an autofill service.”

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  1. Consumers should prefer proxies like PayPal, Apple Pay, Masterpass, and Visa Checkout for security and the convenience of passing name and address information to merchants.

    Since the choice between auto fill and proxies is a merchant application design choice, this may influence consumer choice of merchants.

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