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Microsoft joins IoT alliance

July 7th, 2014

Microsoft has joined the AllSeen Alliance, an association formed in December 2013 with the aim of creating a set of open standards for the Internet of Things (IoT). The alliance now has 51 members including Haier, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Panasonic, Sharp, Silicon Image and TP-Link.

McDonald’s World Cup app turns fast food into football match

May 20th, 2014

McDonald’s is set to roll out a new campaign for the 2014 Fifa World Cup using an augmented reality app to turn packaging and tables into virtual football games. By scanning a fries box with a mobile phone that has… More

New Snapdragon supports NFC

April 10th, 2014

Chip maker Qualcomm has unveiled a new generation of Snapdragon processors aimed at “premium mobile computing devices”. The high-end Snapdragon 810 is “designed to deliver the ultimate connected mobile computing experiences in video, imaging and graphics” and provides support for Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0 and Qualcomm’s IZat location core as well as NFC.

WiFi Alliance adds support for NFC

April 9th, 2014

The WiFi Alliance has updated its WiFi Protected Setup certification program to include tap-to-connect functionality via NFC. The first products to support the NFC option are available now from Broadcom, Marvell, Mediatek and Qualcomm. Tap-to-connect… More

HTC launches One M8 smartphone with NFC

March 26th, 2014

HTC‘s newest flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8), has been announced and is available as a Google Play Edition running stock Android 4.4 KitKat, or from carriers worldwide with the handset maker’s own HTC Sense 6… More

Yota adds NFC to its dual display phone

February 24th, 2014

Russian phone maker Yota Devices is to offer a new version of its YotaPhone, a handset that comes with two displays — this time a 5-inch full HD Amoled screen at the front plus a… More

Sony adds wearable, Xperia tablet, phones and accessories with NFC

February 24th, 2014

Sony Mobile has launched a smart wristband, two new Xperia smartphones, an Xperia tablet and a range of accessories, all featuring NFC, at MWC 2014. The SWR10 SmartBand is a waterproof wristband that is designed… More

Mozilla unveils Firefox OS Flame with NFC

February 24th, 2014

A new reference device, the Firefox OS Flame, has been unveiled by Mozilla at MWC 2014, to enable developers to test the capabilities and newest features of its Firefox OS in a real environment with… More

Qualcomm announces 4G Snapdragon chipsets with NFC

December 11th, 2013

Qualcomm has introduced a 4G LTE chipset that is designed to be used in smartphones costing under US$150 and includes support for NFC. The new Snapdragon 410 chipsets are manufactured using 28nm process technology and… More

Google Nexus 5 to support NFC host card emulation

October 31st, 2013

Google has taken the wraps off its much-anticipated Nexus 5 NFC smartphone. As the first Android 4.4 device, it will also be the first to offer support for Host Card Emulation. The Nexus 5 is… More

HTC One Max to come with NFC and fingerprint sensor

October 14th, 2013

Phone manufacturer HTC has announced the successor to its flagship HTC One smartphone, the NFC-enabled HTC One Max which houses a 5.9-inch 1080p display and fingerprint scanner. Located on the rear of the device, the… More

Samsung launches Galaxy Round NFC smartphone with curved display

October 10th, 2013

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Round, a premium NFC smartphone with a curved 5.7-inch Full HD display which will go on sale in Korea for KRW1,089,000 (US$1,000). As well as being easier to grip thanks… More

Softbank offers Fujitsu Arrows A NFC phone with finger sensor

October 7th, 2013

Japanese carrier Softbank has unveiled the Arrows A 301F, an NFC smartphone built by Fujitsu that includes a fingerprint reader on the rear of the phone for unlocking the device. The  Arrows A comes with… More

Vertu launches Constellation NFC luxury smartphone

October 3rd, 2013

Luxury phone maker Vertu has unveiled the Constellation, a hand-built NFC smartphone which combines a scratch resistant sapphire crystal screen and a polished titanium body wrapped in calf leather. The Constellation houses a 4.3-inch HD… More

Turkcell launches its own NFC phone

October 2nd, 2013

Turkcell has unveiled the T40, an NFC smartphone designed and manufactured in Turkey. The device runs a customised version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and includes a five megapixel camera and 4-inch LCD display. The… More

Xiaomi unveils Mi3 smartphone with NFC

September 6th, 2013

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has announced the Mi3, a 5-inch NFC smartphone that is the first to use Nvidia’s 1.8GHz Tegra 4 quad core processor. Three versions will be made available; one for China Mobile’s… More

Sony announces Xperia Z1 smartphone

September 4th, 2013

Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z1, a 4G LTE handset that features NFC, a 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 20.7 megapixel camera and a 5-inch full HD Triluminous display. The fully waterproof device… More

Acer unveils Liquid S2 NFC smartphone with 4K video

September 4th, 2013

Acer has announced the Liquid S2, an Android smartphone with a 6-inch full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor and a 13 megapixel camera able to record 4K Ultra HD video. A front-facing 2… More

LG shows off G2 NFC smartphone with rear buttons

August 9th, 2013

LG has unveiled its latest flagship handset, the LG G2, an NFC smartphone with buttons on the rear for ease of use. A 5.2-inch full HD display with IPS technology gives crisp colours and images… More

Motorola unveils customisable Moto X with NFC

August 2nd, 2013

Motorola has announced the Moto X, a customisable NFC handset that lets customers choose from more than 2,000 combinations of colour, cover, memory and wallpaper. The 4G LTE Moto X is the Google-owned handset maker’s… More

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