Nexus 7 (2013) receives two software updates at launch; tablet not compatible with Google Wallet

July 27, 2013
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Nexus 7

Launched earlier than expected, the new Nexus 7 already has two firmware updates in waiting according to a report while an other reveals that the tablet isn’t compatible with Google Wallet.

The two updates will upgrade the software to version JWR66N and then JSS15J, according to Android Central. The first one will apparently install itself automatically once the tablet connects to a wireless network for the first time, while the second one will pop up as a regular update notification, letting you update the software at your convenience.

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Android 4.3 update on Nexus 7 (2013) | Image Credit: Android Central

The publication says that both updates seem to be minor, “most likely containing some system fine-tuning and bug fixes.”

As for Google Wallet support, Android Police says that the new Nexus 7 isn’t compatible with Google Wallet just yet, which is certainly surprising considering that the device does come with NFC powers and that, well, Google Wallet is a Google product.

Google Wallet can’t be installed from Google Play or using the latest APK, so we’ll just have to wait for more details from Google on this one.

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Google Wallet on Nexus 7 (2013) | Image Credit: Android Police

What’s interesting though is that Taylor Wimberly, the guy that brought us so many Moto X leaks in the past days (and months) has posted this short message on Google+ the other day:

Just heard +Guy Kawasaki say NFC will become very important on August 1st.....

Presumably, he refers to the Moto X, but then again, Google Wallet is related to NFC. We won’t speculate on what Guy Kawasaki meant, but instead we’ll wait for the Moto X to become official.

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