News about Gingerbread and NFC.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
April 19th, 2012
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.
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…
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…
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.
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+…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.