Google is set to start shipping Android Pay in the US later this year, the search giant announced on Tuesday.
The announcement comes on the heels of Apple launching its own Android Pay app earlier this month in the United States.
Google has previously said it will ship its own version of Android Pay on its Pixel smartphones in early 2018, but the company has not specified when.
Apple’s Android Pay service has been available for several months, but Google’s announcement Tuesday makes it clear the payments company will also be launching Android Pay to users in other countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom.
Google said it plans to offer Android Pay at participating retailers in the U.S. in the second half of 2018, including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Target and Home Depot.
The launch of Android Pass, Google’s digital wallet for Apple Pay, will be available later in 2018.