News stories featuring Samsung:
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.
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….
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.
January 30th, 2013
Customers with an NFC phone can now sign up at any GE Money Bank branch to begin making mobile payments.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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 8th, 2013
Samsung has launched the DA-F60, a Bluetooth portable speaker with NFC pairing, at the CES show in Las Vegas.
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.
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.
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.
November 28th, 2012
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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