New NFC Controller Promises Better Device Interoperability
The NFC Forum today announced that it has published the new NFC Controller Interface (NCI) specification. According to the NFC Forum, the NCI spec is a major rewrite of the standard that will make it easier for hardware manufacturers to use NFC chips from a wider range of suppliers. The NFC Forum says the NCI specification defines a base set of functions and interoperability parameters between the components inside an NFC-capable phone. Specifically, it creates a standard interface between the NFC controller and the device's application processor. By standardizing this interface, smartphone and other device makers will have greater flexibility in designing and implementing near-field communications in their hardware. The NCI specification is free and available for download from the NFC Forum's web site.
Innovative Keyboard Case is Both Wireless and Battery-Free
One2Touch has a new keyboard case for Android phones called SlimType that uses NFC technology in a unique way to connect to a phone. Most keyboard cases have a battery or physical connector that adds bulk.
Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App
Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app.
NFC Forum Updates NFC Specification
The NFC Forum today provided an update to the core NFC specification. The update includes two new specifications and two new candidate specifications.
'Daydream' to Serve as VR Platform for Android
Google today announced Daydream, a brand new platform for expanding virtual reality to more devices. The Daydream spec will be defined so hardware makers can make sure they create compatible phones.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
we can only hope!
even the international Note2 doesnt support google wallet!