News stories featuring Samsung and NFC:
July 6th, 2012
"Mobile payment is something that people want and will use, if the solutions are adequate," says Telenor's Viktoria Erngard. "But in order to succeed in the long run, we need to get as many merchants on board as possible and offer more NFC-enabled phones."
June 22nd, 2012
The handset maker has teamed up with events promoter Kilimanjaro Live to replace traditional tickets with contactless wristbands that provide access to the events and can be linked to ticket holders' social media profiles.
June 21st, 2012
A further 24 organisations have also joined the NFC standards association, including Huawei, Interac and Fujitsu.
June 18th, 2012
A new Samsung patent application describes a capacitive stylus pen for use with a portable terminal, such as the Galaxy Note, that includes NFC "embedded in the body portion to perform wireless communication with the...
June 13th, 2012
Sets of five TecTiles can be ordered online or bought in store for US$14.99 from all four major US carriers and can be used to program a variety of NFC-initiated functions. "Most of the tag types you make will work on nearly all phones which have NFC hardware," says Samsung.
June 1st, 2012
A researcher at Turin's Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) has developed an open source Java library that implements the NFC Forum's SNEP protocol to allow peer-to-peer mode exchanges between NFC devices. A previous library from...
May 18th, 2012
Samsung has taken preorders for some nine million Galaxy S III handsets from more than 100 mobile networks, Reuters reports. An unnamed Samsung executive revealed the figures to the Korea Economic Times, which also reported...
May 14th, 2012
The NFC functionality in the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S III is provided by NXP, the NFC chip specialist has announced. The S III uses NXP's PN65 solution, which provides it with both an NFC...
May 9th, 2012
The payments network and the phone maker will be issuing limited edition Samsung Galaxy S III handsets loaded with a Visa NFC payments app to athletes and other VIPs during the London 2012 Games.
May 8th, 2012
European versions of the new Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phone are to be the first mobile phones to ship with G&D's Mobicore technology. Mobicore will provide the Galaxy S III with a secure execution...
May 4th, 2012
NFC phones developed by HTC, Intel, LG Electronics, Nokia, RIM, Samsung and Sony have all now been certified for contactless payments — and have the right to carry a new 'MasterCard PayPass Ready' logo.
May 4th, 2012
The newly announced successor to Samsung's best selling Galaxy S II features NFC as standard and includes a new file transfer service that enables users to easily connect together two devices via NFC and automatically transfer large video and other files via WiFi Direct.
April 25th, 2012
Some 40,000 Samsung staff based at the electronics giant's headquarters in Suwon, South Korea, are to begin using NFC phones instead of ID badges to gain access to buildings during the second half of 2012,...
April 23rd, 2012
The successor to Samsung's wildly popular Galaxy S II flagship handset looks set to launch at a press event in London on the evening of Thursday 3 May. NFC watchers will be hoping for wider...
March 27th, 2012
Two of the twenty teams which took part in last weekend's Isobar Create London NFC app development event have received kick-starter funding they will be able to use to turn their apps into commercial products.
March 23rd, 2012
Italian mobile network operator Wind has begun an internal NFC pilot, in collaboration with Samsung. Wind employees taking part in the trial are being equipped with a Samsung Galaxy S II NFC phone they can...
March 12th, 2012
Phone maker Samsung has filed a trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for "Samsung Wallet", a word mark relating to "computer software for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet PCs," PocketNow reports.
March 7th, 2012
Turkcell now has 50,000 active users of its Cep-T Cüzdan NFC mobile wallet service, the Turkish carrier's Ergi Şener has told NFC World, and plans to expand the service to include mobile coupon and loyalty...
February 27th, 2012
The three card issuers' 100 million customers will be able to store a full range of credit, debit and prepaid cards, as well as loyalty cards and special offer coupons, on their NFC mobile phones.
February 26th, 2012
The chip maker has followed Samsung in announcing it will work with FeliCa Networks to develop solutions that allow phones to work with both NFC and Japan's existing Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet service.
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