Google Wallet Ushers in New Era of Commerce

The future of commerce was unveiled today as Google, FirstData, Sprint, Citi, and MasterCard announced Google Wallet.  Confirming many of the recent rumors, the service is rolling out across select markets later this summer (San Francisco, New York) on handsets that offer NFC (Nexus S 4G).  How ...

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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 D.C. The only unfortunate part is that the only device that will work in these new locations is the Sprint Nexus S 4G. If you unfamiliar with ...

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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.

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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.

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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 to both read and write to any standard NFC chip. Previously, only read access was possible. NFC (Near Field Communication) was one of the big things ...

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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 – Near Field Communications. While tech hungry young adults the world over celebrated this as some kind of new and inventive thing, the truth is that NFC has been around for ...

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Galaxy S2 to be Unveiled at MWC?

Ahh, the Galaxy S2. We've heard whispers of the successor to the original Galaxy S, and it looks like we finally have a date, or at least a time frame, for its release. Rumor has it that the Galaxy S2 will be shown off at Mobile World Congress, which is in Barcelona next month.

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Rumor: Google Working on Mobile Payments System

Many of us are still toting around a “Geroge Costanza” wallet.  We have credit cards, store loyalty cards, gift cards from the holidays, cash, and many other things.  Well, now there may be a good chance that this sort of scenario will be going by the wayside in the not too distant ...

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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 screen, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and close tie to Google, a big component in the device is the NFC chip that is built in. The chip allows for wireless ...

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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.

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Samsung Hints the Unveiling of the Nexus S with WiFi Calling, Next Week?

Since Eric Schmidt’s showing off of his shiny little Nexus S at the Web 2.0 Summit last month, rumors have circled as to what sort of new functionalities it would possess. Schmidt showed the on-board NFC (Near Field Communication) chip in action and talked about its possible future use in ...

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AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon team up to release the ISIS payment system!

Who watched Eric Schmidt yesterday as he waved around that unreleased phone? Yeah, it was running Gingerbread, but more importantly, it had NFC technology built in, and was demoed as that conference.

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