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Tizen 2.0 ships with NFC

February 19th, 2013

Version 2.0 of the Tizen open source mobile operating system is now available and developers can download the source code and SDK from the Tizen website. Tizen is based on Linux, includes support for NFC and is backed by major mobile network operators, device and component makers including Intel, Huawei, Samsung, Orange and NTT Docomo.

Singapore coffee chain adds NFC

February 14th, 2013

A chain of 51 coffee shops in Singapore has teamed up with Samsung to offer customers a free drink upsize when they tap their NFC phone to a TecTile NFC tag located in each store…. More

UBI Banca begins NFC pilot

February 6th, 2013

Italian bank UBI Banca has teamed up with mobile network operator Vodafone to pilot an NFC payments service in the city of Varese. The new Enjoy Mobile Payments service lets participants store a UBI Banca prepaid card on a Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phone and then make payments at any merchant equipped to accept MasterCard PayPass contactless transactions.

Telefonica rolls out NFC payments in the Czech Republic

January 30th, 2013

Customers with an NFC phone can now sign up at any GE Money Bank branch to begin making mobile payments. More

Samsung promotes NFC with Galaxy pop-up store in Hong Kong

January 28th, 2013

Samsung is promoting the NFC S-Beam capabilities of its Galaxy smartphones with a smart poster-based store-within-a-store in Hong Kong. The Galaxy Pop-Up Store concept was developed by Hong Kong-based mobile and NFC specialist Aigens and… More

Samsung tests NFC window shopping in Amsterdam

January 23rd, 2013

The phone maker has teamed up with Dutch ecommerce merchant JeansOnline to make exclusive offers to Samsung phone owners who tap a TecTiles tag or scan a QR code at a pop-up store in the city centre. More

Samsung confirms Galaxy S III Mini with NFC

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, says… More

Telefónica O2 to begin beta testing NFC payments in Germany

January 21st, 2013

“Soon, children will only know from history books what a wallet and hard cash are,” says René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica Germany, as the carrier prepares to make NFC payments available to customers from next month. More

Samsung offers Galaxy S II Plus with NFC

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… More

Samsung adds NFC speaker

January 8th, 2013

Samsung has launched the DA-F60, a Bluetooth portable speaker with NFC pairing, at the CES show in Las Vegas.

Tapit raises US$2.4m Series A to grow NFC platform

January 7th, 2013

The Sydney-based NFC specialist is to use the funds to expand internationally, adding a local presence in South Africa, Israel, India, Mexico, the US, UK, Sweden, Japan, Vietnam, UAE, Singapore and, potentially, China. More

ARM, Gemalto and G&D introduce alternative to NFC secure elements

December 18th, 2012

Trustonic, a joint venture set up by the three companies, will provide TSMs and service providers with the key to their own secure area within a trusted execution environment on an ARM processor, in exchange for a one-off fee, providing an alternative to secure element chips for applications requiring low- to mid-range security. More

La Caixa rolls out NFC stickers for payments

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. More

Axiom comes with gWallet

November 28th, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Axiombelieved to be an LTE version of the Galaxy S III Mini, has become the second handset on US Cellular to support NFC payments with Google Wallet. The network rolled out support for Google Wallet on the Galaxy S III in October.

Samsung ships 5m NFC Notes

November 27th, 2012

Samsung reports that it has shipped 5m Galaxy Note II “phablets” over the last 60 days. The NFC enabled device is essentially a larger version of the Korean phone maker’s hugely successful Galaxy S III which, the company revealed earlier this month, has shipped more than 30m units since its launch in May.

Vodafone Australia sets out NFC payment plans

November 20th, 2012

“As early as next year, customers with NFC-enabled smartphones will be able to leave their wallets at home and pay for a morning coffee, an evening out with friends, or groceries, with their handset,” says the carrier’s head of strategy and business development. More

Samsung Arndale board offers NFC support

November 19th, 2012

A new Android development board which supports NFC is due to start shipping this week. Samsung’s Arndale development board is intended for mobile app developers and is designed to offer more flexible debugging features and… More

Authentec sells Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure

November 19th, 2012

The sale suggests that Apple’s interest in acquiring Authentec lies with the company’s innovative combined fingerprint and NFC solution, which is not part of the division being acquired by Inside Secure, and will lead to renewed speculation that Apple will include NFC in future iPhones and other devices. More

Hang Seng Bank to launch NFC payments in Hong Kong

November 2nd, 2012

The bank is partnering with PCCW Mobile, MasterCard, Gemalto and Samsung Electronics to introduce Hong Kong’s first NFC service in mid-2013. More

China Mobile details NFC launch plans

October 31st, 2012

The world’s largest mobile network operator is to begin its mobile payments rollout in February 2013 and will stock a range of NFC phones supplied by eight handset manufacturers. More

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