News about Upgrade and NFC.
October 16th, 2013
China Mobile has seen a take-up of 2.5m NFC handsets, 600,000 SIMs and 1.4m NFC-enabled POS terminals, the carrier’s Liu Xin has revealed at the GSMA’s NFC & Mobile Money Summit in New York. Those…
January 29th, 2013
A new version of Google’s mobile wallet app has been released, with a new look user interface and improvements to application stability and battery usage.
January 28th, 2013
Identive has extended the Dynamic Action Bundle rules engine used in its Tagtrail web-based NFC tag platform. The upgrade allows an unlimited number of actions to be assigned to each tag within a campaign and multiple…
August 2nd, 2012
Alaska Airlines is to install 320 BGR135 boarding gate readers, supplied by Access IS, which can be easily upgraded to support NFC. The airline was the first in North America to adopt 2D barcodes for boarding…
March 5th, 2012
NXP demonstrated a washing machine equipped with both RFID and NFC sensors at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany last week. The washing machine uses RFID technology to read tags in clothes and detect…
January 3rd, 2012
Nokia Belle, the latest version of the Symbian operating system which features “deeply integrated” NFC, is now pre-installed in new Nokia C7 and Nokia Oro NFC handsets says the Finnish phone maker. Over-the-air upgrades for existing handsets will be available starting from February.
December 20th, 2011
Google has started rolling out Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), which adds Android Beam NFC functionality, as an over-the-air update for its Nexus S handsets. Manufacturer Samsung has also announced that selected high-end phones and tablets will get ICS upgrades next year, starting in Q1 with the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note — though timing will vary by country and carrier.
December 18th, 2011
The new XPand NFC expansion pack for the XP3300 Force ultra-rugged phone is designed for workforces in the security guarding, commercial cleaning services, mass transportation, field equipment maintenance and domiciliary healthcare industries.
October 13th, 2011
Google has issued an updated version of its Google Wallet app which brings improvements to getting special offers, more transaction details, a better tutorial section and user interface upgrades — along with unspecified bug fixes.
July 12th, 2011
TfL has agreed to relax its transaction speed requirements to allow payments on London’s bus and underground network to be made via NFC phones and contactless cards from next year — and expects faster NFC phones and contactless cards to arrive in the near future.