New images of the Nexus 5 and Kit Kat reveal ‘Tap & Pay’ and new location settings


Last week’s Android 4.4 screenshots revealed some sort of NFC payments system, and today we have another screenshot revealing that they will offer something called “Tap & Pay”. It’s obviously some sort of payment system that’s built into Android and not a third party app.  The tipster said it’s not working now, which means it’s not finished yet, or that it will only be available in the U.S (tipster is in Italy).


Next up is brand new location settings. In current versions of Android, there are only two options under “Location sources”: GPS Satellites and Wi-Fi & mobile network location. They have been removed and replaced with High accuracy – GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile network, Battery saving – Wi-Fi and mobile networks, and Device sensors only – GPS. There is also a new option for Recent Location Requests, which could show what apps are requesting locations.


Since the tipser grabbed these images from a Nexus 5, it might be helpful to get their thoughts on the device. The user said (translated), “It ‘very light, which is usually something “bigger” also weighs more, but this Nexus not, and is slightly higher than the Nexus 4. The design is identical to the leak and specifications are confirmed. The rear part is rubber type.”

Last but not least, the build is KRS92B an the Kernel is 3.4.0.

Rumors indicate that we might see the Nexus 5 along with Kit Kat on October 15. There hasn’t been press invitations that I know of so it would be odd for Google to do it without an event, but stranger things have happened. Stay tuned.

source: TuttoAndroid
via: Phone Arena


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Zeus

    I’m new to android. I have a Galaxy S4 (Verizon). I still haven’t received 4.3 (rumored to release to S4 in October, but this says Kit Kat might come on the 15th?). Would they skip it and just give me Kit Kat? How do the updates work? I came over from an iPhone 4 and have never been happier, but I’m just used to universal software releases. Any help would be pretty awesome. Thanks!

    • nbock97

      I guess Samsung will first give you 4.3 – then they work on kit kat and deliver it later! for quick updates you need a Nexus device or a Google Play Edition One ;)
      be happy that your S4 will get KitKat other phones won’t get it…

    • crdx

      Samsung’s phones don’t come with stock Android like the Nexus 4/5 does. They come with a modified version and it takes Samsung time to take the latest version of Android and add their changes to it, test it, and then release it. You will get 4.3, but it’s up to them when you’ll get it. This is one of the reasons I’d always recommend a phone that runs stock Android, like the Nexus 4 or the “Google Play” version of the S4, though I realise not everyone has a choice in the matter when contracts are limited to certain phones.