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Use Your Android Phone Like a Credit Card?

Written By Blog PageRank 2 on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 6:31 PM

You’ve most likely seen the commercials of individuals walking up to soda machines, typing a couple of buttons on their phone, and having teh machine dispense a soda. Seemed quite cool? To me it does, although it could also mean that I will have even a lot more trouble not overusing my ATM/debit/credit card. Properly, the commercials are but yet another step closer to reality. At the Net two. Summit, Google’s Eric Schmidt said that the upcoming Android two.3 (or Gingerbread) mobile operating system will support a technologies known as Close to Field Communication (NFC) through a regular API for interaction with Near Field Communications hardware.


NFC, for the technologically challenged (like me) is a quite quick distance, high frequency wireless technologies that swaps data from two devices kept closely collectively (consider a handful of inches apart). To the layperson, it will seem allot like an access card you use to swipe in at function, or perhaps like a device you put in your window to drive by means of toll booths.

There are couple of handheld phones right now that currently have the NFC embedded. It sounds as although Gingerbread will be an impetus for the handheld makers to consist of these chips in future releases. Even though Google, according to Schmidt does not want to get in to the mobile payment software program enterprise, I can’t think about they would not at least be interested if the income model tends to make sense (can you imagine credit card processing service not generating funds?).

In my mind this technologies is surely to become a buzz word in 2011. I cannot wait to use my second, third or fourth generation EVO to spend for dinner!

Want to study a lot more about NFC? Verify out What’s Google going to do with NFC? at the Register.
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