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    Huawei installs Amazon Alexa on flagship smartphone for US market

    January 9th, 2017

    Chinese mobile phone giant Huawei is to pre-load Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant on its flagship Mate 9 smartphone, which has now launched in the US, as Amazon bids for a leading role in the emerging… More

    Huawei Pay NFC mobile payments rolled out across China public transport

    December 20th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Smartphone maker Huawei is to begin rolling out NFC mobile payments for public transport in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Beijing through Huawei Pay, which launched in China in September 2016. The company is… More

    Australian bank offers Android Pay

    December 12th, 2016

    Customers of Australian bank Westpac can now make mobile payments through Android Pay using their Mastercard debit and credit cards. The service is available for those with select Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Motorola, Huawei and Pixel smartphones. Android Pay launched in Australia with support from 27 financial institutions in July 2016. Westpac forms part of the group of Australian banks seeking stronger negotiation powers over the entry of third party mobile wallets in the country.

    Huawei Pay goes live in China

    September 1st, 2016

    Handset maker Huawei has announced the launch of its Huawei Pay NFC-based mobile payment service in China, in collaboration with bankcard association China UnionPay and support from 25 of the country’s banks. The service makes use… More

    Xiaomi to launch Xiaomi Pay in China

    April 25th, 2016

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is to launch an NFC based Xiaomi Pay mobile payment service in partnership with China UnionPay. “The two parties will design a mobile payment product for Xiaomi’s smartphones,” Xinhua News Agency reports, adding that the companies have yet to specify a timetable. The announcement follows the unveiling of handset maker Huawei’s Huawei Pay NFC service that is also set to launch in China.

    Huawei teams up with China UnionPay to roll out NFC mobile payments

    March 22nd, 2016

    Handset maker Huawei has partnered with bank card association China UnionPay for the roll out of Huawei Pay, an NFC-based mobile payment service that makes use of tokenization technology and is expected to be available on a wide range of Huawei handsets. More

    Huawei Pay to launch in China

    March 9th, 2016

    Handset maker Huawei is to launch its own mobile payment service in China in cooperation with Bank of China. “At this point, Huawei is yet to reveal any specific details about the Huawei Pay service,” Gizmochina reports. “Bank of China currently seems to be the only partner, but we can expect more tie-ups soon.”

    Alipay extends fingerprint IDs

    December 16th, 2014

    Alipay has extended its fingerprint log-in capability for the Alipay Wallet to iPhone users, China Daily reports. The function is also available to users of Huawei’s Ascend Mate 7 handset and was first demonstrated at a conference in Beijing in October.

    Alipay partners with Huawei to add biometric security to mobile payments

    September 1st, 2014

    Chinese online payments giant Alipay is working with Huawei to enable users of the phone maker’s new Ascend Mate 7 handset to secure their mobile payments using a fingerprint sensor built into the phone. The… More

    Samsung includes NFC and BLE in first Tizen phone

    June 3rd, 2014

    Samsung has announced the first commercially available phone based on its Tizen operating system, and it will come with NFC. The Samsung Z is a 4.8-inch touchscreen smartphone with a 2.3GHz quad core processor and… More

    Huawei unveils NFC wearable

    February 24th, 2014

    Huawei has unveiled a smart wristband that can be paired with a user’s smartphone via NFC at MWC 2014. The TalkBand B1 combines a Bluetooth 4.1 earpiece for wireless calling with a 1.4-inch flexible OLED… More

    China Mobile and China UnionPay test NFC on public transport

    June 18th, 2013

    The NFC mobile payments service launched earlier this month by China Mobile and bank card association China UnionPay has been pilot tested on public transportation services in Beijing, reports TechWeb China. The trial, which has… More

    Google joins NFC Forum board of directors

    March 5th, 2013

    Ten other organisations have also joined the NFC standards association for the first time, bringing total membership “to a record high of over 180 companies and non-profit groups.” More

    Huawei unveils Ascend P2 NFC phone

    February 24th, 2013

    Huawei has unveiled a 4G LTE smartphone with NFC that it describes as the “world’s fastest”. The Ascend P2 features a 1.5GHz quad core processor, a 4.7-inch 720p screen and, says Huawei, provides “an ultrafast… More

    Tizen 2.0 ships with NFC

    February 19th, 2013

    Version 2.0 of the Tizen open source mobile operating system is now available and developers can download the source code and SDK from the Tizen website. Tizen is based on Linux, includes support for NFC and is backed by major mobile network operators, device and component makers including Intel, Huawei, Samsung, Orange and NTT Docomo.

    China Mobile details NFC launch plans

    October 31st, 2012

    The world’s largest mobile network operator is to begin its mobile payments rollout in February 2013 and will stock a range of NFC phones supplied by eight handset manufacturers. More

    Canon, HP and Yahoo! Japan join NFC Forum

    June 21st, 2012

    A further 24 organisations have also joined the NFC standards association, including Huawei, Interac and Fujitsu. More

    Portugal Telecom unveils mobile wallet service

    March 21st, 2012

    Eleven thousand employees have been invited to pilot test the new TMN Wallet, a mobile payments service that enables transactions to be made via NFC, SMS, USSD or QR Codes and runs on any mobile phone. More

    Turkcell equips 300,000 customers with T-series NFC capable phones

    February 16th, 2012

    The Turkish mobile network operator’s customers now have the option of making payments via a BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone, an own-branded Huawei NFC phone, a new NFC Android handset made by ZTE or with an add-on for a standard mobile. [Updated] More

    Turkcell launches NFC payments on BlackBerry phones

    January 23rd, 2012

    The Turkish mobile network operator has become the first in the world to offer its subscribers the ability to make payments with their NFC-enabled BlackBerry mobile phones. More

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