Google recently launched its updated Play Store with a new look UI that focuses more on images. But now it seems that the update is not only cosmetic and Google might also be introducing a new feature soon. According to a report on NDTVGadgets, Google is close to introducing an operator billing system for Indian network operators in its payment system. Also Read - Google Play Store announces blanket ban on Sugar Daddy apps over sexual contentAlso Read - Top 5 free Android apps on Google Play store this week
What this essentially means is that when purchasing an app or book or a movie from the Play Store, instead of using a Debit or a Credit card, you will be able to add the purchases to your mobile s post-paid bill. This feature is not yet officially available and the folks at NDTVGadgets stumbled upon it when using a leaked version of the Play Store on their devices. When they tried paying for a purchased app, they saw an additional option in the payment box called ‘Set up Airtel billing account’. The feature though currently doesn t work and they kept getting a ‘Could not connect to mobile network’ error. Also Read - Top free app on Google Play store: Meesho beats Instagram to top the chart
This feature sure sounds interesting and also gives a secure option for people who aren t comfortable with sharing their Debit or Credit card information on the Internet. Hopefully by the time Google s revamped Play Store is available on all the devices it will have partnered with all or most of the network carriers in the country.