Sony to Put NFC in Android Handsets
Sony Ericsson will eventually put near-field communications chips into its Android smartphones, according to its partner NXP. Specifically, NXP says Sony Ericsson intends to use its PN65 NFC chip, which includes the NFC radio controller, embedded secure element and NFC software. NXP is also supplying the NFC components for Google's Mobile Wallet product. Sony Ericsson hasn't said when its NFC-enabled handsets will reach the market.
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.
Qualcomm to Add NXP Secure Element to Snapdragon Chips
Qualcomm today announced that it will use technology from NXP to help bring NFC-based mobile payments across more phone makers. Specifically, Qualcomm plans to add NFC and embedded secure elements *(eSE) across its Snapdragon 800, 600, 400, and 200 series processors.
Sony Xperia L2 Adds Fingerprint Reader, Will Be Sold In U.S.
Sony Mobile today announced the Xperia L2, an affordable Android smartphone that makes some significant upgrades compared to its predecessor. To start, the phone has a metal frame and glass front.
Qualcomm Reaches Deal To Acquire NXP
Qualcomm today announced a deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion. NXP is a co-inventor and key patent holder of NFC technology.