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

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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8 Comments

1. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Nokia was already putting into phones like 4 years ago.

2. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

5. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

3. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 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

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

6. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

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

7. BlowJobs

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

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

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