News about Open NFC.
February 1st, 2016
Canadian open NFC mobile wallet provider Ugo has launched a beta version of Ugo Pay, a P2P money transfer feature that has been added to its Ugo Wallet. “Transfers are free and made securely and easily via text message using either a sender’s existing address book or by inputting any Canadian mobile phone number,” Ugo says. The company is also in the process of incorporating host card emulation (HCE) into its service.
January 27th, 2016
Canadian open NFC mobile wallet provider Ugo is in the process of incorporating a host card emulation (HCE) solution into its Ugo Wallet and expects to begin offering the service by the early summer of this year, the company has told NFC World.
September 10th, 2014
An examination of the preview version of iOS 8 shows that there is currently no support in the operating system for NFC tag reading/writing and pairing, according to tag specialist RapidNFC.
April 16th, 2012
Inside Secure has officially confirmed that it is the NFC technology supplier for Nokia’s first Windows Phone with NFC, the Lumia 610. The Windows Phone 7.5 device is using Inside Secure’s Open NFC protocol stack and Inside’s MicroRead v3.4 NFC controller, says the company.
February 6th, 2012
Inside Secure has announced its NFC chip technology has been chosen to power “a next-generation smartphone from a leading mobile phone manufacturer.” The new phone is scheduled to be introduced by mid-year, “will run on one of the most widely used mobile operating systems under license” and will use Inside’s MicroRead NFC controller chip and Open NFC protocol stack software.
January 17th, 2012
Inside Secure has released a new version of its open source NFC protocol stack. Open NFC 4.3.3 for Google Android 4.0 enables device manufacturers to include support for the latest NFC features included in Ice Cream Sandwich as well as access to multiple secure elements and is available to download free of charge.
December 18th, 2011
“We look forward to working with Inside to develop and bring to market a range of exciting connectivity solutions for mainstream consumer products that incorporate NFC features,” says the head of the semiconductor giant’s Mobile Wireless Group.
December 2nd, 2011
Inside Secure and CorFire, the US arm of Korean NFC specialist SK C&C, are working together to make sure that the French chip maker’s NFC controllers, secure elements and Open NFC protocol stack are fully interoperable with CorFire’s CorTSM trusted service management platform. CorFire technology is used by First Data to manage Google Wallet applications.
September 30th, 2011
Digital security specialist Inside Secure has appointed Laurent Sanchez as vice president of applications and ecosystems. Sanchez’s role will include evangelising Open NFC, establishing relationships and launching strategic initiatives with partners in the payment and mobile ecosystems. Sanchez has previously worked for Palm, Gemplus, and Verifone.
September 20th, 2011
The ultra-rugged phone maker’s first NFC handset offers special features designed for tough commercial applications.
June 28th, 2011
The Chinese handset manufacturer will integrate Inside’s NFC technology into its GSM and next-generation TD-SCDMA smart phone platform, which is based on the Android operating system.
February 10th, 2011
NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure has begun the task of trying to convince the industry that NXP is not the only game in town when it comes to adding NFC functionality to Android mobile phones with the launch of version 4.2 of its open source NFC protocol stack.
November 29th, 2010
The NFC and contactless specialist has teamed up with Infineon and Giesecke & Devrient to provide handset manufacturers with a single package that includes both an NFC controller and an embedded secure element.
February 15th, 2010
The near field communication functionality in Sagem Wireless’ Cosyphone, a new NFC handset designed for the over 50s, is being supplied by Inside Contactless. The Cosyphone will use all three of Inside’s NFC offerings —…