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Monday, November 15, 2010

Google and Near Field Communications Support

Google announces that versions of the Android mobile operating system will include NFC (Near Field Communications) support.  NFC enables  short range, about 10 cm, communications between devices and also between devices and RFID chips.  It is primarily designed for mobile phone use.  We examined it for payment and providing information at the retail shelf.  Having it integrated into the mobile phone operating system could make identification of precise location and touchless identification of products far more common a sensor option. This is a clear step towards the mobile phone as a wallet concept.

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