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    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

    Digital authentication using a passport and NFC tested in Brazil

    April 18th, 2013

    A Brazilian startup has developed an authentication process that uses government-issued electronic ID documents and NFC phones to provide users with an additional level of security when logging in to online services. The aim is… More

    Samsung updates TecTiles NFC app

    October 26th, 2012

    The phone maker’s tag reading/writing app for Android devices now allows users to program tags to perform multiple actions at one time, customize profiles so that tags perform in different ways for different users, and lock a tag so that only the owner can read its contents. More

    KegDroid pours beer with NFC

    May 1st, 2012

    Google staffer Paul Carff has produced a video showing an NFC-enabled beer tap that uses NFC badges, an NFC reader/writer, a Motorola Xoom tablet and an Arduino microcontroller to automatically dispense a brew to badge… More

    Google Wallet: We’re in it for the long haul, says search giant

    April 25th, 2012

    “It’s still very early days for mobile payments and we know [it] will take time to build a mobile commerce ecosystem, but we’re very committed to this goal and are encouraged by the progress we’ve made to date,” says the search giant, as it makes unlocked Galaxy Nexus NFC phones available for US$399. More

    Android Ice Cream Sandwich adds NFC P2P and biometric security

    October 19th, 2011

    Android 4.0 includes an NFC peer-to-peer sharing technology called Android Beam and a facial biometric technology called Face Unlock that replaces the need to enter a PIN to unlock a phone. More

    Google+ includes support for NFC tag reading

    July 4th, 2011

    The search giant’s new social networking project includes built-in support for tag reading, letting users with NFC phones simply read a tag to post information stored in it to their Google+ account. More