Want to use tap-and-pay with Google Wallet on your Nexus 7 2013? As ridiculous as that would look, you might be happy to learn that there’s a way you can do just that (so long as you have Android 4.4 KitKat). You can take the APK of the Nexus 5 version of Google Wallet (which is different than the version currently available in the Google Play Store for other devices) and sideload it onto your Nexus 7 2013.
Install that APK like normal (make sure you enable installs from non-trusted sources) and you should be good to go. You’ll now find Google Wallet as an option under the tap-and-pay menu under settings. Give it a try the next time you find yourself in position to use it (which, again, might just look downright ridiculous to any passersby).
PS: this may work on other NFC-equipped phones and tablets with Android 4.4 KitKat. You can give it a try if you want, but note that you do so at your own risk. Let us know how things fare for you in the comments section below.
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