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Google Takes Another Step Towards Making NFC Payments a Reality

For those of us Android users that are looking forward to being able to literally do everything with our Android powered smart phones, Google has taken another step towards making that a reality by partnering with Mastercard and Citigroup to make NFC payments a reality.

Google Installing Thousands of Special Cash- Register Systems for NFC Test

Google is expected to begin testing the NFC payment option within the next four months, using phones such as the Nexus S.

Gingerbread 2.3.3 Gives Developers NFC Read/Write Capabilities

In an post on the Android Developer Blog, the Android team announced an update to Gingerbread, Android 2.3.3, that gives the developers the option...

Open NFC is Released!

Say what you will about the Nexus S, it brought into sharp relief a technology that is all but ignored in the US -...

Google Acquired Zetawire for Their NFC Expertise

Techcrunch is reporting that Google quietly purchased a small Toronto startup named Zetawire as long a year ago. What makes this small news item interesting is that Zetawire had a patent application in for a payment, advertising and identity management system tied up in one neat package with a bow on top.

NFC Chip Gets Put to Use with New Google Hotpot Iniative

As all of you Android junkies may know (at least you should know), the Nexus S was recently announced. With its 4" Super AMOLED...

NFC Chip Made by NXP Semiconductors, Not Samsung

The NFC chip in the Samsung Nexus S was actually made by NXP Semiconductors, not Samsung. NXP has been working with Google for some time to implement the hardware and software for this technology.

Want to use PayPal with Android Pay? Let us show you how

Back in April we reported that a PayPal and Android Pay collaboration was teetering on completion. Just a mere three weeks later we can confirm that the...

AT&T to exclusively offer the resilient LG X VENTURE

The LG X Venture is a rugged, dustproof, water resistant handset designed specifically for those of us who, let's say, tend to air on...

Verizon is no longer offering the LG Watch Sport

Verizon probably pushed back the launch of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch, in order to better promote its own Wear24 intelligent timepiece, which...

Moto C Plus vs Nokia 3 (Ultra Budget Smartphone Showdown)

We’d all like a Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6, but for some of us spending $600+ on a smartphone just isn’t an option....

Samsung Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbean Special Edition is actually a thing

Want to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8, but you don't want to go for the standard models? How about getting the Microsoft Edition? No,...

The HTC U 11 gets the full leak treatment a day early

A new leak gives us a look at the HTC U 11 in all its glory, while sharing the full spec-sheet for the device ahead of its official announcement tomorrow.

Is this Andy Rubin’s upcoming bezeless smartphone?

If you drive a car you’re probably familiar with the Michelin brand. The company has made a name for itself by manufacturing tires, but...

Verizon’s own Wear24 smartwatch to become available May 11

When Android Wear 2.0 was first introduced back in February, Verizon announced its exclusive Wear24 smartwatch as one of the first devices to take...

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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 vs Oukitel K10000 Pro (Battery Champ Showdown)

Flagship smartphones are great and all, but they usually come with a major disadvantage – the majority take advantage of a really small battery...

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