NFC Stories May 6

NFC now supports limited wireless charging capabilities

Wireless charging has finally become a standard in the smartphone world in the past few years with even the most stubborn holdouts giving in. Now, wireless charging is set to expand a bit further thanks to an updated spec for… NFC?

NFC Stories August 14, 2016

android-pay-uk

One minor inconvenience that plagues Android Pay is that with the wide variety of Android phones comes many different locations for the NFC chip — and thereby some frustrating experiences if you can’t find it. On one device it might be located at the top, another in the center, and another at the bottom. As the Android Pay app continues to show users more about how to use the service, it seems that an upcoming update might help users actually find that NFC chip…

expand full story

NFC Stories June 22, 2016

Barclays CPAfter declaring its lack of interest in joining Google‘s new Android Pay system for contactless, phone-based payments, UK bank Barclays announced that it would make up for this by creating a similar service of its own, building on the NFC support for its own Barclaycards already started earlier this year.

And in fact, as of today, the service has quietly gone live

expand full story

NFC Stories June 2, 2016

Samsung-Pay

Mobile contactless payments are becoming an increasingly important and common feature nowadays, and following Apple‘s and Google‘s push with their respective systems, Samsung too has started to offer its service in Europe, starting with Spain…

expand full story

NFC Stories April 22, 2016

Xiaomi announces plans for mobile payment in partnership with China UnionPay

It seems all the big hardware makers these days are looking to launch their own mobile payment solutions. Handset manufacturers like Apple and Samsung have already done so, while LG is working on something. Now it looks like Xiaomi, one of China’s biggest smartphone makers, is set to follow suit.

NFC Stories January 29, 2016

‘White Card’ leak suggests LG Pay mobile payment won’t be smartphone based

A report from ETNews in Korea suggests that LG’s mobile payments service will not be smartphone based. At least, not exclusively. A ‘White Card’ has leaked showing a digital credit-card sized device which will be able to store multiple credit/debit cards’ details and enable a user to pay from any account, using just the single LG Pay card. In essence, it’s LG’s version of the Coin card which launched on KickStarter a couple of years back.

Powered by WordPress.com VIP