NFC added to Google Apps

Simon Holloway

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Published: 7th December, 2010
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NXP announced on December 6th a strategic collaboration with Google to provide a complete open source software stack for Near Field Communications (NFC). The Key highlights of the announcement are:

  • NFC stack will be fully integrated and validated on Gingerbread, the latest version of the Android platform.
  • Google also integrated NXP’s NFC controller (PN544) into its newly launched Nexus S phone, co-developed by Google and Samsung, offering users access to compelling NFC based services and applications.
  • With developers now able to access an open source NFC implementation, NXP will help drive the development of new, exciting and creative applications that extend the touch interface of mobile applications beyond the devices screen.
  • It also enables manufacturers to develop NFC enabled mobile devices with a faster time to market and lower implementation and development costs.

More information to follow.

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