Tag Archives: NFC

iPhone 5 will have NFC

iPhone 4S Last year, Apple was pretty clear that the iPhone wasn’t going to get NFC or Near Field Communications technology – the ability to wave and pay at retail outlets, or pick.. more
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Vodafone and Visa partner in mobile payment scheme

Vodafone Vodafone and Visa have announced a global partnership in a mobile phone based payment scheme. The move comes as networks and card companies look towards a shift in retail to paying.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing, Smartphone News

Survey reveals UK fears regarding mobile payments

mobile-industry Mobile payment systems are on their way to the UK, or so we keep hearing. Certainly smartphones boasting NFC technology are becoming more prevalent, and more than one company has mobile.. more
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Google Wallet launches in the US

Google has released the first version of Google wallet to all Sprint Nexus S 4G phones in the US, following months of extensive testing. The application is expected to be rolled out via an over-the-air update. The Google Wallet app effectively “makes your phone your.. more
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PayPal doubles up mobile payments prediction for 2011

People paying for goods online on their mobiles is increasing at a pace which analysts and indeed PayPal hadn’t anticipated. Hence PayPal has just raised its estimation for the amount of money splashed out using mobile payments via its own services to $3 billion this.. more
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Google Wallet mobile payment scheme revealed

Back in March, the Wall Street Journal heard on its source grapevine that Google was planning its own mobile payment service for Android phones. And indeed the WSJ was bang on the mark, as the search giant has just announced Google Wallet, which it demonstrated.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing, Smartphone News

Samsung Galaxy S II NFC variant coming

It seems that Samsung will ship an NFC-toting version of the Galaxy S II smartphone in the UK, despite the fact that the company had previously said this wasn’t going to happen. Mobot.net broke this story after hearing from two Samsung customer support staff who.. more
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Google tackles fragmentation with Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Google has served up its latest Android dessert at the company’s I/O 2011 developer conference. And it aims to soothe the fears of those concerned by the path Google has taken with Honeycomb not being implemented on smartphones, the devices which were left on Gingerbread.. more
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500 million have mobile, will buy travel tickets, by 2015

A new report from Juniper Research has predicted a considerable expansion for NFC (Near Field Communications) technology being used to purchase travel tickets. In fact, the research firm estimates that some 500 million people across the globe will use their NFC-enabled mobile to travel on.. more
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20% of smartphones to carry NFC by 2014

Another piece of smartphone research has hit the headlines, this time regarding NFC or Near Field Communications. NFC is a technology which enables your phone to read (and write) information from everyday objects with NFC chips embedded in them, such as T-shirts and posters. Moreover,.. more
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