Of course there was a surge.
The Android idiots never knew about contactless payments, they went online and searched for "can I get pay on my Android phone" and found out they have something a bit like it. Now it has surged from 0 to a few which is a several hundred % increase.
Apple is doomed.
I think the reason that the Android version didn't take off is because of what we have known for ages. Android owners don't like buying/paying for anything. They don't...