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    NFC Quick Actions app clocks up 3,000 downloads

    March 13th, 2012

    NFC application NFC Quick Actions has now been downloaded from Android Market more than 3,000 times, developer Fernando Cejas has told NFC World. The app allows users to simply and quickly write customisable actions to… More

    Opera for Android gets NFC

    February 28th, 2012

    Opera Software has added support for NFC peer-to-peer information sharing to its popular mobile internet browser. The new functionality, which works via Android Beam, is included in the latest version of Opera Mobile which is now available to download from Android Market.

    Shazam shares music with NFC

    February 27th, 2012

    A new version of Shazam, the media discovery app used by 180m people around the world, will allow Android phone users to share music, TV ads, tour dates, coupons and more via NFC. More

    Glu adds Android Beam to Gun Bros game

    February 27th, 2012

    Social mobile games developer Glu Mobile has released an NFC-enabled version of its popular Gun Bros game. Gun Bros Multiplayer includes support for Google’s Android Beam NFC peer-to-peer technology, enabling players to start a multiplayer game… More

    Android NFC app grabs contact details from MWC visitor badges

    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+… More

    Moneto adds Android NFC payments

    February 21st, 2012

    Support for a range of Android phones based on Samsung’s Galaxy S has been added to NFC supplier DeviceFidelity’s Moneto service. Launched last month with support for Apple iPhones, Moneto allows anyone in the US… More

    Android Chrome asks for NFC

    February 8th, 2012

    A beta version of Google’s Chrome web browser for Android phones, released in the Android Market yesterday, requests user permission to control near field communication features upon installation. Chrome runs on Android 4.0 devices and is deeply synchronised with the user’s desktop browser. The NFC permission opens up the possibility for web-based apps to communicate with tags, cards and devices.

    AT&T Galaxy Nexus gets Wallet

    February 7th, 2012

    US Galaxy Nexus owners are reporting that they can now install and use Google Wallet on stock handsets from AT&T, simply by downloading the app from Android Market. Fan blog Droid Life has also detailed an easy way to install the NFC wallet app on the LTE variant of the Galaxy Nexus from Verizon.

    Google Wallet finds its way onto the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

    December 19th, 2011

    Just a few days after the launch of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, Android enthusiasts have found a number of ways to get around the US carrier’s attempt to block Google Wallet from its version of the phone and users are now successfully making NFC payments. More

    PayPal launches NFC P2P payments service

    November 8th, 2011

    NFC-based peer-to-peer payments are now included in the PayPal Mobile App for Android which is now available to download from Android Market. 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 Wallet gets offers upgrade

    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. More

    Geo RTD links NFC to sat nav and mapping apps

    June 16th, 2011

    The new tag data format will allow NFC phone users to access location-based information without having to go online. More

    Korean coffee chain introduces NFC loyalty stamps

    June 9th, 2011

    Korean coffee shop chain Caffé Bene has become the first merchant to introduce an NFC-based coupon system that provides customers with a loyalty ‘stamp’ each time they visit, Korea Times reports. The Olleh Stamp system has been… More

    NFC news in brief • 23 May 2011

    May 23rd, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Twitter and Docomo add ‘touch and follow’ • Doubletwist shares songs with NFC • Airtag offers P2P loyalty • Lifera and Taztag tie up • Lockitron opens doors with NFC • DPT unveils NFC-enabled car park pay machine • SK C&C USA rebrands as CorFire • Bayer puts antennas into decorative films • Mobey Forum expands • and much more…  More