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stands for Near Field Communication, which is a standard for low-speed wireless short range communications between electronic devices. Popular applications of NFC are public transportation passes and some form of electronic wallet, but many more applications remains to be tested and implemented. NFC is a cousin of RFID and uses some of the same communications protocols.

Google Android 2.3.3 receives NFC support with tweak

02/10/2011, Google might soon make big strides with its Android 2.3.3 operating system since a recent tweak throws in support for Near Field Communications (NFC). Currently, its Nexus S smartphone that is manufactured by Samsung comes with limited read only support,...

Visa Europe rolls out iPhone ‘iWallet’ payment tests

02/01/2011, Cashless transactions – didn’t that arrive via credit cards a long time ago? Well, while you still need to carry around your credit cards in your wallet, how about turning your handset into an e-wallet? That’s what Visa Europe intends to...

Apple job postings target RFID and payment platform experts

01/28/2011, We have already heard about rumors concerning the incorporatoin of an NFC chip into upcoming Apple hardware, and here are more details which might just provide more fuel for the fire. The fruiy company is aiming to boost their team with a hardware...

iPhone 5 and iPad 2 to support NFC and mobile payments?

01/25/2011, While there are plenty of rumors going around when it comes to the iPhone 5, Richard Doherty of Envisioneering Group claims that engineers are already working on integrating an NFC chip into Apple’s upcoming hardware. Considering that Google’s Nexus S...

LG L-07C NFC-enabled phone visits the FCC

01/17/2011, NFC chips aren’t new, but with Google’s latest Nexus S phone featuring a built-in NFC chip, we might see increased support for NFC devices this year. Now it seems that LG wants to join the party too as its L-07C has paid a visit to the FCC bearing an...

BlackBerry Curve Apollo picture and specs leaked

01/13/2011, If you think that your BlackBerry 8520 is a little outdated, you’ll be happy to check out this leaked picture of what is touted as the next-generation BlackBerry Curve, codenamed Apollo. While the Curve generally doesn’t sport too impressive...

NFC-based Google mobile payments to arrive this year?

01/04/2011, Aside from Android 2.3 Gingerbread, one of the major features of Google’s Nexus S phone that sets it apart from the rest of the pack is its built-in NFC chip, enabling Near Field Communication. According to reports, two people familiar with Google’s...

Samsung bada OS 2.0 to get improved UI and NFC support.

12/20/2010, Despite Android and other platforms taking center stage nowadays, Samsung is still focusing on its bada OS’ future and the Korean giant has confirmed that it plans to support it strongly. Reports are in that bada OS 2.0 will be a major leap from the...

Google Acquires Mobile Payment Company Zetawire

12/14/2010, With the upcoming Nexus S offering NFC and the issue about its NFC chip clarified, it’s no surprise to learn that Google is looking for ways to capitalize on NFC technology. Reports are in that the search giant has recently acquired a mobile...

Samsung SHW-A170K – first ever NFC phone in Korea

12/12/2010, We know that the two Koreas have been slugging it out quietly for the past few decades, and over the course of this ‘sibling rivalry’, the stock markets have suffered from time to time. Well, the technologically superior south has a new...

Google Distributes Places Decals With NFC For Nexus S Phones

12/09/2010, Google will be kicking off several marketing initiatives for its Hotpot and Places location-based services. The program will focus on Portland, Oregon, and provide Places kits to businesses. These kits include marketing materials to help businesses...

Samsung Develops NFC Chip With Embedded Flash Memory

12/01/2010, Samsung has announced that it has developed a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip that features embedded flash memory. That chip is slated to go into mass production in 2011 and is an advanced chip that features a low power design with advanced RF...

NFC Phones Replace Hotel Room Keys In Sweden

11/03/2010, NFC technology is definitely useful and we still have dreams of a NFC-supporting iPhone sometime in the future. Now the Clarion Hotel over in Stockholm is running a pilot program, allowing visitors to check in and collect their room key without having to...