Chinese customers can now use the near-field communication payment service developed by Samsung using the Korean tech giant's gadgets, reports ZDNet Korea's Jaehwan Cho.
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In partnership with Samsung Electronics Australia, Bendigo Bank has launched its retail POS payment solution that allows consumers to make payments at point of sale, but also to make a donation to a local charity.
The big question for Samsung is whether technologies like Android and NFC can create a halo effect and all-Samsung households to replicate Apple's success.
Samsung and Visa are promoting NFC as a mobile payment technology, but there are still a lot of obstacles to tackle before it becomes a mass-market proposition.
The payments technology vendor and handset manufacturer have teamed up to help financial institutions make in-store payments through smartphones commonplace.
The recently launched Galaxy S3 Mini continues to inherit features from its bigger brother.
Using a pair of zero day vulnerabilities, a team of security researchers from U.K.-based MWR Labs hacked into a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone running Android 4.0.4 by beaming an exploit via NFC.
Samsung's near-field communication (NFC) stickers called TecTiles sound like a good idea on paper, but practically, they may not work quite as well.
Samsung's TecTile programmable stickers seek to popularize near-field communications technology for mobile devices. But the effort is weak.
After walking away from its near-field communications (NFC)-based payment pilot in 2007, due to the absence of a compelling business case for the product's release to mass market, National Australia Bank (NAB) has today revealed that concerns around aesthetics and industry standards are also holding the bank back from releasing the mobile wallet.
Samsung will upgrade all of the handsets in its Wave range with the second version of the Bada operating system, bringing new features such as near-field communication (NFC), multitasking and Wi-Fi Direct to the phones.The official Samsung Bada Twitter account confirmed that the OS would be rolling out to older Wave devices from the fourth quarter of 2011.
Samsung has added four new handsets to its Galaxy range of smartphones, all of which run the Android 2.3 operating system. In the process, it also overhauled its naming system
The scheme will let people with a Barclays account and Orange's Samsung Tocco Quick Tap phone use the handset to make low-value purchases, with the transaction using built-in NFC technology
But mobile wallets get Olympic lift with Samsung and Visa NFC deal...
Google's Nexus S runs Android 2.3 at good speed, has a high-quality 4in. Super AMOLED screen, front and rear cameras, and delivers decent battery life. We like it, and if it had a microSD card slot we'd like it even more.
Where 'next big thing' equals 'near field communications'
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