SmartSD memory cards will add NFC support to all Android smartphones

Hexamob 06/7/2013

What’s NFC?

NFC technology can allow us to pay our purchases safely in a shop simply putting our device next to the cash. It can let us share data easily and other security-related services from our mobile device. It’s possible that some of the problems to increase the popularity of this technology is that there are a few amount of shops with support for this protocol in every country, Android smartphones with NFC chip normally has a increased price, there are a few amount of apps that use it, etc… So, it makes many people don’t use it.

However, it seems that finally something is changing and the NFC technology is becoming popular in the mobile telephony sector. The new Android smartphones are beginning to have NFC chips built by default. But most of the Android phones in the market do not have this type of technology and many users may not be able to use this technology today.

SmartSD solution

There is a solution to this. The SD Association, the responsible for defining the standards of SD storage cards, is finishing the definition of the new standard card, called smartSD. This new standard will include several improvements over existing cards, and one of them is the ability to integrate communications NFC SD card itself, so that it can be added to any phone and it will let us enjoy all advantages of NFC technology and many other security services in any Android smartphone.

Intuitive Video about how SmartSD will work

Here you can find a video with more information about this.

Current Android smartphones with NFC support

Motorola Razr i XT8903
Motorola Razr HD XT925
Samsung Galaxy Note 24
LG Optimus L5 E610/E612
LG Optimus L7 P708
LG Optimus L9 P760
LG Optimus G E970/E973
LG Optimus 4X HD P8805
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
Samsung Galaxy Mini II
Nexus S6
Google Nexus S 4G7
Nexus 7
Nexus 4
Galaxy Nexus by Samsung8
Samsung Galaxy S II (no todas las versiones)9
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (no todas las versiones)
Samsung Galaxy S IV
Samsung Galaxy S IV Mini
Samsung Galaxy Note (no todas las versiones)
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Galaxy Nexus10
HTC Amaze 4G
Huawei Ascend G300 (no todas las versiones)
Turkcell T20.11
Sony Xperia S
Sony Xperia Acro S
Sony Xperia sola
Sony Xperia P
Sony Xperia ZL
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia ion
Sony Xperia GX
Sony Live
Sony Xperia SX (no oficial)
Sony Xperia T
Sony Xperia V
Panasonic Eluga

and the list is growing very fast. But if yours is not appearing in the list, don’t worry. With Smartsd memory cards you will enjoy NFC and many other interesting services in your current Android smartphone easily. I’m sure you will find all this interesting.

Enjoy it!

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