According to one report, the next Nexus device from LG, said to launch this October, will ship with Android Pay. Should this surprise anyone? No, not really. Android Pay was detailed in-depth during this year’s Google I/O, usually foreshadowing an eventual launch with the next version of Android, which will almost certainly come preloaded on any next Nexus devices.
Android Pay is your typical mobile payments service. Inside, users can sync credit cards, debit cards, and even loyalty rewards cards, with buyers able to utilize any of these at supported terminals that feature NFC compatibility. Android Pay is not only for brick-and-mortar, though, as application developers can also build in Android Pay support, allowing users to spend money directly through Android Pay on almost any platform. A few applications already confirmed for support are grubHub, OpenTable, and Newegg.
LG is reported to be working closely with Google to fine tune Android Pay for the upcoming device, but it is not detailed if LG will also be building in a fingerprint reader for the device. If this next Nexus is to be touted as the next-gen mobile payments machine, then we would assume a fingerprint reader is a must.
All we have for specs are unconfirmed rumors, but things are shaping up quite nicely. Basically, the Nexus from LG is thought to be a smaller, somewhat Nexus 5-like device with possible 1080p display and Snapdragon processor, while the Huawei-produced Nexus will feature a larger, 5.7″ QHD display and Snapdragon SoC.
Are you ready to dive headfirst into Android Pay later this year?