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NFC may be in over 50% of smartphones in 2-3 years

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NFC may be in over 50% of smartphones in 2-3 years
DigiTimes is projecting that within 2-3 years over 50% of smartphones will have NFC built-in, we're just hoping that the NFC ecosystem in the real world will be built up by then as well.

NFC has a ton of uses, and has already found a foothold in other markets, most notably in Japan, but is still struggling to gain wider acceptance. BlackBerry has built NFC into a number of devices, and is hoping to make it a standard for enterprise security passes. Google has been attempting to push its adoption by putting it in the last two flagship phones - the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus - as well as adding in NFC-sharing feature Beam into Android 4.0. NFC can be used in a number of things from security passes, to subway passes, sharing, or mobile payments. It could even be used in ways similar to QR codes.

The first push has been in building up the mobile payment option, because obviously moving money around is more important than moving information. Still, we're hoping that smartphone manufacturers can push well past 50% NFC adoption, but if NFC is built into SD cards more, that may not happen.

source: BGR

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posted on 24 Nov 2011, 22:03 1

1. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Nokia was already putting into phones like 4 years ago.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 22:26 1

2. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I don't think this goes mainstream until Apple adds their magic touch to it.

posted on 25 Nov 2011, 00:30 2

5. bbblader (Posts: 536; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


dude nokia DID add magic touch to NFC so all is left apple just to copy

posted on 25 Nov 2011, 21:43

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


By magic touch he means stamp an apple logo on it and promote it like it never existed .

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 23:40 1

3. dmakun (Posts: 127; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


I believe in freedom of speech, but my God!! You suck up to apple way too much to be ignored. I feel for you. If you actually work for apple, I'd completely understand your advertizing

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 23:56 1

4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 820; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


My only worry with NFC is security. I mean people are able to hack in to cell phones using bluetooth, and with Google wallet using NFC I am sure this will open a new door to hacking.

posted on 25 Nov 2011, 00:53 1

6. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


I know one thing. NFC will be in 100% of my smartphones in 2-3 years.

posted on 25 Nov 2011, 14:51

7. BlowJobs (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)


Just because it's there does not mean that people will use it

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