News stories featuring Android and NFC:
March 6th, 2013
"Big data" analytics specialist Symphony Teleca has signed a strategic development partnership deal with printed silicon tag maker Kovio. "NFC-enabled mobile phones are bringing about a new era in consumer marketing, enabling manufacturers and retailers...
February 27th, 2013
Sony is demonstrating a media centre that includes NFC functionality at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Personal Content Station PCS LLS-201 enables media to be transferred from a phone to the device with one touch...
February 25th, 2013
Think&Go NFC is demonstrating a new NFC device from technology provider Famoco at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Famoco FX 100 Series is an Android-based device which can operate in all three NFC modes —...
February 24th, 2013
Huawei has unveiled a 4G LTE smartphone with NFC that it describes as the "world's fastest". The Ascend P2 features a 1.5GHz quad core processor, a 4.7-inch 720p screen and, says Huawei, provides "an ultrafast...
February 19th, 2013
HTC has unveiled a new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, which features a full aluminium body, a 4.7-inch full HD screen, LTE and NFC and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The new device includes a...
February 14th, 2013
An app that allows Android devices to use 'passes' created for Apple's Passbook can now beam and redeem them via NFC, giving a vision of how an NFC iPhone could streamline usage of the increasingly popular Passbook app.
February 13th, 2013
Connected health and fitness specialist Fitbit has updated its Android app to include support for NFC. The new version will allow users of its Fitbit Flex wristband — coming in the spring — to launch...
February 13th, 2013
Android users can ditch their passwords and instead wave a contactless smart card over their phone or tablet to securely log in to apps and access encrypted data.
January 29th, 2013
A new version of Google's mobile wallet app has been released, with a new look user interface and improvements to application stability and battery usage.
January 22nd, 2013
Samsung has announced that an NFC version of the Galaxy S III Mini is now available. The device was announced with NFC in October 2012, but the first devices then shipped without the functionality. Now,...
January 16th, 2013
The Korean consumer electronics maker has added an NFC-enabled refrigerator, washing machine, oven and vacuum cleaner to its lineup of NFC phones, smart TVs, media hub and speakers.
January 15th, 2013
"A possible usage scenario could be a dual SIM plus one microSD card configuration in one device," the Taiwan-based chip maker says. "It's a great way to empower ecosystem players to launch their NFC services right away by enabling more flexible business models."
January 14th, 2013
Retail specialist Think&Go NFC has introduced a new version of its NFC Shopping system at the NRF tradeshow in New York. The system, launched in April 2011, is a cross-channel solution that offers shoppers extra...
January 11th, 2013
Samsung has announced the Galaxy S II Plus, an updated version of its groundbreaking Galaxy S II Android smartphone that will, like its predecessor, be available in NFC and non-NFC versions. The Galaxy S II...
January 9th, 2013
ZTE has launched an ultra-slim NFC phone with a 5-inch 443PPI 1080p display and a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. The Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' powered Nubia Z5 will be available in China...
January 7th, 2013
Russian carrier MegaFon has added the Alcatel One Touch 922 to its range of phones. Described as "the first low-budget Android smartphone supporting NFC", the One Touch 922 costs 3,990 Rubles (US$131) and features a...
December 12th, 2012
KT's MoCa combines payment cards, coupons and offers stored in the cloud with a mobile wallet app that allows consumers to make payments at merchants via traditional barcodes, QR codes or NFC — providing retailers with the flexibility to use their prefered choice of POS hardware to close the "last inch" at the point-of-sale.
December 7th, 2012
US NFC developer TeamProjectsOnly has come up with a hi-tech and festive way to reward children for good behaviour in the run up to Christmas, using NFC phones and tags.
December 3rd, 2012
The Spanish bank is to issue contactless TAP Visa stickers in Barcelona, and expects some 200,000 to be in use by the time the city hosts the Mobile World Congress in February.
December 3rd, 2012
Dog owners can use the Fujitsu Wandant NFC-enabled pedometer, an Android NFC phone and a cloud-based analysis service to collect and track detailed information about their pet's health and fitness.
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