Samsung and Visa Target Olympics for NFC Roll Out
Samsung and Visa today announced a new partnership that aims to establish and deploy a near-field communication (NFC)-based mobile payments system in time for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The two will bring to market a special NFC-enabled handset and accompanying contactless payment application in time for the games that will be accessible to athletes as well as the general public. The companies are working with mobile network operators and financial institutions around the globe, and will offer their joint solution on more than one carrier and with more than one bank. Visa says it already has 60,000 NFC-capable payment terminals in London, and will continue to build on that number leading up to the games. Samsung didn't provide any details about the handset. Samsung already offers the NFC-enabled Nexus S and Bada smartphones.
Samsung's Olympic Galaxy S7 Edge Is Ready for the Games
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition smartphone. The hardware is identical to the consumer version of the S7 edge, but the Olympic variant packs lots of content specific to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Samsung Pay Wins Support from More Banks
Samsung today said Samsung Pay will soon be supported by more financial institutions. This means a broader range of consumers will be able to add their credit or debit cards to Samsung Pay.
Samsung Pay Launches In the US
Samsung today made its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, available to U.S. consumers.
Samsung Pay Expands to Mexico
Samsung today said its Samsung Pay mobile payment service is now available in Mexico. According to Samsung, its touch-and-go payment tool is accessible in 20 markets around the world, including the U.S.
Samsung Galaxy Note8 Suits Up for the '18 Winter Games
Samsung has announced the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition of the Galaxy Note8. The phone maker often supports the Olympic Games and this year created a special version of the Note8 in honor of the Games being held in its home country of Korea.