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 TecTile programmable stickers seek to popularize near-field communications technology for mobile devices. But the effort is weak.
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.
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...
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