NXP Semiconductors, one of the leading global Near Field Communications (NFC) hardware provider, has been appointed by Sony Ericsson for delivering NFC technology for their Android based smartphones.
With this, users will be able to do monetary transactions with just a touch of their NFC enabled smartphones at POS terminals, ticket counters and many more places.
Sony Erickson, however, will not be including the NFC technology in all of its Android devices. Rather, only the Xperia range of smartphones will be getting this technology.
“Building on Sony Ericsson’s leadership in Android and mobile gaming, the integration of Near Field Communication into our Android-based Xperia portfolio is another step in delivering the most entertaining smartphones,” said Jan Uddenfeldt, chief technology officer at Sony Ericsson.
“NFC offers our consumers the ability to broaden their communication experience beyond the phone, and we are poised to drive the development of new, exciting and creative entertainment experiences,” Jan added.
With Google including the Google Wallet service in Android operating system, it would not come as a surprise if more and more smartphone manufacturers, who were not considering NFC earlier, include the technology in their upcoming smartphones.