Android Pay will tell you where it works nearby

Code found in the app points to a location-based feature coming soon.

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One of the ways that Google is making Android more useful is by harnessing your location data for context-aware services. For instance, Nearby uses GPS and Bluetooth to monitor where you are, launching a relevant app should one be particularly useful. Now, XDA-Developers has uncovered code inside Android Pay that suggests that it'll bring a similar level of location-aware smarts. If true, then it's possible that a future update will show you retail outlets in your nearby area that take Google's mobile payments platform. Keen-eyed investigators have even found the location-pin style icon that you'll use to activate the feature. Of course, this is all a rumor until it isn't anymore, but it's perfectly in keeping with Google's location-savvy future.

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