Archive for Oktober, 2011
PayPass Launch in Austria: Schlecker to be the first
Written by NFC Admin Samstag, 22 Oktober 2011 03:45
Austria’s pharmacy chain Schlecker is the first chain store in Austria offering nation wide paypass payment at the POS. For contactless payment the VivoTech 5000 is used. For contacted payment using credit and debit card a Hypercom Artema Hybrid is used. Both terminals are managed by Firstdata.
Nexus Galaxy comes with NFC for Android Beam
Written by NFC Admin Mittwoch, 19 Oktober 2011 12:19
Today Google and Samsung announced the new Android phone Nexus Galaxy. The phone comes with Google’s new version of Android aka Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The highlight of the phone is the 4,65″ display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel. Besides a dual core CPU from Texas Instruments, 1 GB of RAM the phone contains a 5 M pixel camera. With regard to Flash, there are two versions: 16 GB and 32 GB. The phone is very thin (max. 8,4 mm) and curved as we already know it from the Nexus S. The phone will ship in November.
The phone as a special NFC feature called Android Beam. In this case NFC is used for service initiation of a Bluetooth pairing process. The Bluetooth Bridge between the two phones is then used in order to exchange data such as photos, links or business cards. Android beam is also available for NFC version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. To initiate the connection the phones have to be touched back-to-back, as the NFC antenna in located in the battery of the phones.
NFC at IT Businesstalk
Written by NFC Admin Donnerstag, 13 Oktober 2011 05:00
At the 5th IT Business Talk Christian Kantner gives a presentation on the current state of NFC developmenet.
Announcement of Google’s next NFC phone – Nexus Prime – deferred
Written by NFC Admin Samstag, 8 Oktober 2011 02:25
Google and Samsung planed to announcement “something big” on October 11th. Of course, they are talking about the next generation of the Nexus phones: the Nexus Prime. The date actually was deferred at short notice. The reason for this change was according to Google “That at the moment it is not the right time to announce a new phone.” It seems that this is due to the dead of Steve Jobs. Samsung and Google want to announce the new date shortly.
No NFC in iPhone 4s
Written by NFC Admin Dienstag, 4 Oktober 2011 09:16
It seems that the presentation of the new iPhone was overhyped. The new 4s is just an iPhone 4 with a better camera and a dual core processor (which the galaxy S II has already for the last 6 month). And: of course no NFC, which might be disappointing for the whole mobile payment community. But not only the payment community is disappointed, also analysts: the stock price declined by 3,7 % after the presentation. So we are looking forward to some more Android Phones which are supporting NFC for some time already.
Nokia launches NFC SDK for Qt
Written by NFC Admin Montag, 3 Oktober 2011 01:47
Nokia just announced its Qt SDK with NFC support. Nokia is introducing NFC technology to a growing range of Symbian phones and the Nokia N9 smartphone. With support for development using Qt, Java ME, and Symbian C++ APIs, it’s easy to add NFC capabilities to an application. In the documentation it is shown how to make use of Nokia’s OpenNFC API.
Nokia helds a webinar on NFC in the Qt SDK on 11 October 2011, 8:00 a.m. London, 10:00 a.m. Helsinki – Register here.
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