LG pushes for NFC payments infrastructure in the UK
But haven't we been here before?
LG has announced plans to stock NFC in all its future phones, and push for a realistic infrastructure in Europe to allow for contactless payments. With this uptake, LG joins Samsung, Nokia, RIM and possibly Apple as one of the group of smartphone producers in favour of bringing NFC to fruition.
Details are thin on the ground, but it is understood that LG is currently testing the point of sale technology, which will allow users to pay for items under a specific price by simply waving their handset past a sensor. It will be aimed at quick payments and small businesses such as pubs. LG’s initial testing ground is Europe and the UK.
Samsung’s Nexus S currently sports NFC tech, as does LG’s Optimus Black and Optimus 2X. It’s estimated that by 2015 860 million NFC-capable smartphones will be in use, but do you think the system will take off? O2 trialled the tech some 5 years ago (with O2 Wallet) to no avail, after all. Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed.