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NFC and mobile payments – always a bridesmaid never a bride -

NFC and mobile payments – always a bridesmaid never a bride -

NFC and mobile payments – always a bridesmaid never a bride no comment david manners 28th February 2014 NFC-friendly Android Is NFC finally going to make it into mainstream cellphones for mobile payments? Apple , using BLuetooth Low Energy – aka Bluetooth Smart may have other plans, notes David Manners. And it’s all part of the Great Game between Android and iOs… Is NFC finally going to make it into mainstream cellphones? NFC has been a bit of a bridesmaid to the cellphone industry, hanging around hopefully without ever getting to the altar. IHS reckons that 275 million phones were sold with NFC in them last year – that’s out of 1.5 billion phones shipped last year i.e. 18.2% of the total number of phones shipped had NFC in them. In 2012 IHS says 120 million were sold, this year it expects that 416 million will be sold and, in 2018, it expects 1.2 billion to be sold when p...

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