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Upcoming LG Nexus rumored to come with Android Pay

by Brandon Russell | August 6, 2015

A new report from Business Korea claims the upcoming Nexus from LG—apparently one of two new Nexus phones—will come equipped with Android Pay. Surprising, right? No. This was pretty much a given following Google’s announcement of the service earlier this year.

Similar to other payment services on the market—namely Apple Pay—Android Pay will replace Google Wallet when it launches this fall. Users will be able to sync their different payment cards (even loyalty rewards cards), and pay for items at NFC-compatible terminals. Additionally, Android Pay will also users to make in-app purchases, and it will also facilitate peer-to-peer payments.

Back in May, Google announced that Android Pay will work at more than 700,000 retailers when it launches, with that number likely growing soon after availability. Carriers already confirmed to support Android Pay include AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, while credit card companies such as American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are on board.

Finally, the service will also take advantage of Android M’s fingerprint APIs; fingerprint scanning support comes standard in Google’s upcoming mobile release.

According to a leak from earlier this week, the LG Nexus will sport a 5.2-inch Full HD display, 3180mAh battery, a Snapdragon 620 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 13-megapixel camera with OIS. The device is also rumored to feature a rear fingerprint reader, wireless charging, Quick Charge 2.0 support and a USB-C port.

Google typically announces new Nexus devices in October, so only a few months to go until everything becomes official.

BusinessKorea Droid-Life

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...


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