News stories featuring Samsung and NFC:
August 29th, 2012
The Ativ S Windows Phone 8 smartphone, Ativ Tab Windows 8 tablet and the new edition of the Galaxy Note will all ship with NFC as standard, says Samsung.
August 29th, 2012
Two thousand customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S III are to be the first Czech consumers to take part in a commercial NFC payments service, offered by carrier Telefonica in conjunction with Komerční Banka, Visa Europe and Samsung.
August 29th, 2012
A number of NFC phones marked as approved for use by the three mobile network operator partners in NFC venture Isis have appeared on MasterCard’s list of approved mobile devices, adding to speculation that Isis is…
August 16th, 2012
August 8th, 2012
August 7th, 2012
Mobile network operator StarHub, part of the consortium which won a government contract to provide a national NFC TSM service for Singapore last year, has unveiled its NFC SmartWallet and says the service will begin “later this month”.
July 24th, 2012
“This is an example of how NFC technology can provide a missing link between the physical and the digital by bringing the best of both worlds together,” says the digital advertising agency.
July 12th, 2012
1,000 Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phones equipped with a Visa mobile payments app are being distributed to “key stakeholders and decision makers” for the London 2012 Olympics, where all points of sale will be equipped to handle contactless payments — and NFC World has been testing out one of the limited edition devices.
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 that the firm’s smartphone factory is running at full capacity.
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 controller and an embedded secure element. The device also includes a secure execution environment within its main application processor, provided by Giesecke & Devrient.
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 environment within its main application processor that can be used for security-sensitive applications such as mobile payments authentication, digital rights management and corporate VPN access.
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.
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