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Google Wallet ends support for physical secure elements

March 17th, 2014

From 14 April 2014 it will only be possible to use Google Wallet to make an NFC payment using a device that supports host card emulation (HCE). “Devices with Android versions older than Android 4.4… More

Android NFC app reads passports

October 23rd, 2013

IT security firm Dexlab has released eCL0WN, an app that can read and clone data from an electronic passport using an Android 2.3+ NFC device. eCl0wn can read and decrypt the passport data, display details including the holder’s picture, and write that data to an e-passport emulator or the phone’s internal storage.

Adlink launches B2B NFC phone

October 9th, 2013

Taiwan-based technology manufacturer Adlink has released an NFC phone and “industrial mobile handheld device” aimed at automatic identification and data capture applications that includes a 1D laser or 2D camera-based barcode scanner, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1… More

Google confirms commitment to NFC with new Google Wallet app

September 17th, 2013

Google has released a new version of Google Wallet that will allow anyone with an Android device running version 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ or higher to store loyalty cards and offers on their mobile phone as well… More

China Mobile preps NFC payments phone

July 11th, 2012

The world’s largest mobile network operator has completed development of a China Mobile Wallet running on an NFC version of the Coolpad 8870 smartphone and will begin shipping the device in the third quarter of 2012. More

Orange launches Intel-based San Diego NFC phone

May 31st, 2012

The Android NFC device will be available to Orange customers in the UK from 6 June, either on contract or for £200 (US$308) on pay-as-you-go. More

India gets first Intel NFC phone

April 19th, 2012

Indian handset manufacturer Lava has launched the first Intel-powered NFC smartphone. The Xolo X900, available in India for around R22,000 (US$422) from 23 April, has a 4.03-inch touchscreen and ships with Android 2.3 with an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich promised later.

Sony announces Xperia Sola with NFC

March 13th, 2012

The latest addition to Sony’s growing range of Android NFC phones features new ‘floating touch’ technology that allows users to interact with the device without needing to physically touch the screen. More

Orange to launch first Intel NFC phone

February 27th, 2012

Mobile network operator Orange has announced it will be the first operator in Europe to offer subscribers an Intel-powered smartphone. The new Android handset is based on Intel’s smartphone reference design and will be Orange… More

Sony announces Xperia P with NFC

February 26th, 2012

Sony has unveiled two new Xperia NXT series handsets at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Like the Xperia S and Xperia Ion announced last month, the Xperia P comes with NFC — but there’s no… More

Kuoziro launches NFC tablet

February 24th, 2012

Japanese manufacturer Kuoziro has added an NFC enabled tablet to its Frontier range for the Japanese market. The FT701W has a 7-inch touch screen, 1GHz dual core processor, runs Android 2.3 and is priced at ¥29,800 (US$371).The tablet can also be used as a remote control for televisions, DVD players and other electronics when used in its cradle.

Android NFC app grabs contact details from MWC visitor badges

February 23rd, 2012

A new Android app can scan Mobile World Congress visitor badges and store the contact details in the user’s address book. MWC Easy from Swiss app developer ClickOn works on NFC handsets running Android 2.3.7+… More

LG reveals Optimus 3D Cube with NFC

February 22nd, 2012

LG has unveiled another NFC smartphone, its second this week, in the run-up to the Mobile World Congress. The LG Optimus 3D Cube is an Android smartphone set to be released in Korea by SK… More

DMD Mobile reveals low cost NFC smartphone

February 21st, 2012

Malaysian company DMD Mobile has announced a low cost NFC smartphone for the Malaysian market. The M3 Android NFC Communicator will have keypad and touchscreen versions and both handsets will run Android 2.3 and include… More

Samsung reveals two more NFC handsets

February 21st, 2012

Samsung has announced two new smartphones in the run up to next week’s Mobile World Congress, and both have optional NFC functionality. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 are described… More

LG touts Tag+ to change phone settings

February 21st, 2012

Smartphone maker LG has unveiled the Optimus LTE Tag, a new smartphone destined for the Korean market. The handset has a 4.3-inch touch screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, and runs Android 2.3. It also has… More

Fujitsu to launch phones and tablets featuring NFC and biometric security

February 20th, 2012

Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu is to introduce a wide range of smartphones and tablets with both NFC and biometric security capabilities, according to a Financial Times report. The company is an established phone manufacturer in Japan, where… More

LG Optimus Vu to come with NFC?

February 9th, 2012

LG has released a video teasing its new Optimus Vu smartphone, which looks set to come with NFC. The 30-second video focuses on the phone’s 4:3 screen, but Japanese blog Datacider reports that the Android… More

LG readies 3D NFC phone?

January 24th, 2012

LG is preparing an NFC enabled 3D smartphone codenamed ‘CX2′ for launch at the Mobile World Congress next month, reports Pocketnow. The apparent successor to the LG Optimus 3D will feature a 4.3-inch ‘glasses-free’ 3D screen and will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, says the site.

Sprint announces more Google Wallet phones

January 17th, 2012

The US carrier has revealed it will be adding two further NFC phones to its line up, the Galaxy Nexus and the LG Viper, and more are on their way. More

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