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Sony Ericsson Jumping on the NFC Train

NXP, the company that manufactured the NFC chip found in the Nexus S, has just announced their latest partner: Sony Ericsson. It's surprising to me that SE didn't announce this on their own, but that's another story for another day. The big news here is that good ol' Sony Ericsson has beaten several of the major manufacturers by using NFC chips in future Android devices.

Sprint Expected to Launch NFC Payments in 5 Cities May 26th

On May 26th, Google/ Sprint will be enabling NFC (near field communication) in 5 cities, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington...

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.

Oukitel K10 goes up for sale; here’s 10 things to know about the phone...

This week finds Oukitel launching its latest smartphone, the K10. Packing a behemoth of a battery, the 11,000mAh power source is good for around...

CES 2018 roundup: Best smartwatches

CES 2018 came and went and now it’s time to take a look back at some of the most exciting products that got showcased...

Pitaka’s MagHive wants to make sure you’ll never forget your smartphone again

It happened to all of us – leaving the house in a rush without our phone or keys. It can be highly frustrating, but...

Skagen’s first Android Wear smartwatch stays true to the company’s minimalist design principles

Smartwatches might not be the most hyped tech product category these days, but some companies still believe they have the power to attract their...

LG Pay will debut stateside on the mid-range LG K10 (2018)

LG’s own mobile paying solution dubbed LG Pay, debuted back in June and so far was exclusively available in South Korea. Well, it appears that...

Full specs for the OUKITEL K6 revealed

OUKITEL has had a helluva 2017. With close to a dozen phone models announced or released, it shows no signs of slowing despite the...

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The complete list of Project Fi-compatible phones

Google this week announced an “unlimited” option of sorts for Project Fi users dubbed Bill Protection. Google’s Project Fi service is designed for those who...

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