Android Pay will reportedly launch alongside the LG Nexus 5 (2015)

Android Pay will reportedly launch alongside the LG Nexus 5 (2015)
The blogosphere has been abuzz with details on the upcoming LG Nexus 5 (2015), with an earlier report out of Korea suggesting that the device will bundle a new fingerprint scanner. Further coverage from Business Korea indicates that Google will use the launch as a joint springboard for the impending Android Pay.

Detailed at the I/O developers conference as the successor to Google Wallet, the Big G's new payment system will be playing a little game of catch-up right off the bat. Apple Pay, after all, has been around for quite a while, and although Cupertino's service is by no means established, it has the early advantage as the two biggest names in mobile tech do battle yet again. 

The original Nexus 5, which was also manufactured by LG, is remembered with affection by devotees of the Google Nexus brand, and so naturally, there's quite a bit of anticipation ahead of the 2015 model. With LG's own fingerprint scanner in tow, it seems a prime candidate for Android Pay's long-awaited introduction, and as per the Business Korea article, the handset "will be loaded with Android Pay."

Indeed, the report stresses that LG's knowledge of the North American and European markets is a prime reason why Google has drafted in the G4 maker's services. Speaking of which, LG's flagship will apparently not be the basis of the new Nexus 5's design, so that detail can remain a nice surprise for the time being. 

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27 Comments

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Speaking about innovation, Who started mobile payment or that ''Pay"? Everyone now seems to follow!

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Good question, but I doubt Apple started it

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Just like ''Finger-Print Scanner'' implementation on the smartphone. Again, everyone is following!

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Yep, Motorola was ahead of its time when they did their finger print scanner. Now, Apple, Samsung and any more are copying them.

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

many, and not any.

7. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

What did Apple change the name "Passbook" to?

9. gaming64 unregistered

Don't know why they had to rip off "Wallet".

5. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

LOL google wallet was there long before apple pay

10. gaming64 unregistered

Would there even be need of it in previous NFC-less iPhone models? Man you guys are such braggers.

12. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The issue was why did they drop Wallet and adopt Apple's "pay".

18. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Apple invented word "pay"?

6. alouden unregistered

Yeah, I gritted my teeth when I read the words "Apple Pay has been around for quite a while..." As someone said above (and we all know) Google Wallet was there long before Apple Pay...Maybe we should just give up and say Apple innovates all things mobile.

14. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Google Wallet didn't go anywhere, barely was used, rarely was accepted and very few users actually knew it existed despite google's attempts to make it work....It was a failure. Apple can say it was the first with a successful mainstream payment system, that now google pay and all others will follow behind. When i say Apple was the first.. i dont mean it was the first in history to bring out a payment system, but the first to bring one out that was a failure and made it mainstream, something all others failed at.

19. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Define mainstream? Here and there in states is mainstream?

20. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Mainstream aka US (soon UK) only just like google wallet was lol

16. thetreblemaker

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

yeah everyone now seems to follow, including Apple itself. to be noted, iOS follow android in the ability to use third party keyboard, iOS definitely follow samsung in split windows feature, iOS follow Android by providing Power Saving Mode, and FYI mobile payment already exist in Android by the time Google Wallet released which a long ago before Apple Pay, so I think it doesnt make google copying it just because their change the name into "PAY", and speaking of which, Apple change passbook into Wallet! that's a proof that everyone now seems to following each other, including Apple itself!

13. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Google wallet come first and failed..Apple Pay come second and made it work..Google now copies Apple and drops the word "wallet" for Apple popularised "Pay". Shame on Google's part..should of kept "wallet".

17. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yep just like apple renamed its passbook to wallet but thats not copying right? Even google wallet was on ios before apple pay lol.

22. bigboss11

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Android Pay and Google Wallet are 2 separate entities. Wallet is where you keep your money, Pay just handles the transaction between your Wallet and the business you're purchasing from.

25. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

wallet does that too. it has been doing that. i've used google wallet to make purchaces for over a year now. google wallet can keep your money like an account and/or handle transactions between your bank or debit card using nfc. yes google implemented it first unsuccessfully as many say. apple made tons of commercials n ppl follow it n started using it. it's just that googles way of doing it was if you're a nexus type user you were more aware of the feature.

27. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

I've been using it a couple of years too. There is pretty good widespread support where I am. It's been around for more than a couple of years on devices other than Nexus. The problem was the carriers were trying to monopolize their own mobile payment system by blocking Wallet from working on many of the devices it should have worked on. Also money wasn't spent heavily advertising the feature. I remember being disappointed back in my Galaxy S2 days when ATT had it blocked hardware wise.

24. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

please explain why is it called nexus 5 2015 and not nexus 7

26. SilentJ

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

They are not calling it the Nexus 7 because that name is already in use for a 7 inch Tablet.

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