PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets

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PayPal Here is the card reader offering and Square competitor PayPal launched over two years ago. They've just now made the app available for Android tablets.

"We want you, the businesses we work with, to be able to accept payments wherever you are and on whatever device works best for your business," the company says in a blog post. "Earlier this year, Gartner reported that 62 percent of tablets purchased in 2013 were Android. A lot of you are probably in that percentage."

"Just like the PayPal Here app for Android phones, the tablet version has all your favorite features so you won’t miss a sales opportunity, whether you’re using your phone or tablet to take payments," PayPal says.

These include: acceptance of credit/debit cards and mobile payments; inventory/product management; sales activity monitoring; discount/tax/tip customization; and card swiping via PayPal's dongle.

The app is available from Google Play in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong.

Earlier this month, PayPal launched a new PayPal Here SDK for both iOS and Android. More on that here.

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