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Samsung Pay Could Get a Major Upgrade For Better NFC Support

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Samsung Pay, like an NFC-enabled card, employs NFC Technology to communicate credit or debit card information to an NFC-enabled payment terminal. The NFC Forum, the primary standards body for Near Field Communications(NFC) technology, today announced the release of its Technology Roadmap, which details important initiatives and research efforts through 2028. A panel of Forum senior experts delivered the Technology Roadmap at a public webcast on June 27, 2023, at 9.00 am Eastern.

The present NFC Wireless Charging standard provides up to 1 watts of electricity, which can be extended to 3 watts. This change can provide wireless power and charge to newer and small form factors. NFC connections are now restricted to a 50mm range; the NFC Forum’s new roadmap intends to improve the range of NFC four to six times above the current level. This indicates that in the near future, it will be able to work up to the 30mm range. This function allows people to make payments without their smartphones and the PoS terminal touching each other. This makes antenna alignment more usable by reducing the accuracy needed.

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Enables contactless user experience by allowing them to do several operations in a single tap. Use cases include Point-to-point receipt distribution and loyalty identification. Designed to enable NFC-enabled smartphones to have SoftPOS capabilities allowing the users to accept payments anywhere. Enabling NFC for data communication about a product’s composition and its recycling method can help users in fulfilling their needs and regulatory obligations. Following lengthy conversations with commercial and technical stakeholders, it was concluded that roadmap creation assists in raising awareness and interest in this effort. With high hopes, it is expected that through NFC-enabled smartphones, users can charge their Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds other than wireless charging.

“The exponential growth of NFC technology is a testament to our members’ forward-thinking approach and unwavering dedication to innovation,” said NFC Forum Executive Director Mike McCamon. “Through our continuously evolving standards, business-line managers and product designers will be able to create new and exciting products and services that customers will love.As NFC technology becomes more prevalent in our daily lives, our planned features have the potential to significantly enhance the way we pay and receive payments; engage with our favourite brands; power our devices; and access sustainable products and services.”

Thanks to “Businesswire


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Google Maps in Android Auto gets new interface with redesigns

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The Google Maps app for Android Auto is getting some improvements for its interface, with some redesigned icons that will provide an elegant look to the UI. According to the information, the Android Auto buttons in Google Maps, including ‘Home and “Work,” will get a bold, dark icon. These are decades to provide shortcuts to preset locations.

Additionally, the updated user interface also features a more noticeable search bar. Google has already made some more changes in the past to provide useful buttons in Google Maps, such as replacing the icons in the interface to make it usable with one hand.

For your information, these new icon changes appeared just after the latest Google Maps update, which has also provided a new ability to synchronize the ‘3D Buildings” feature.

Apart from these, Google has dedicatedly brought several new changes to Google Maps, which aim to provide a smooth experience for its Android Auto’s navigation services. For instance, it has included a bolder design to drive time to match the mobile app and the ability to quickly save parking information when you reach your destination.

Google Maps play an important role in navigation, whether it is for smartphones, tablets, or Android Auto. It is a commonly used application on all Android devices for navigation. So to make it more engaging and useful, the Mountain View company frequently brings new updates to the application, so to take advantage of new features related to navigation, you should always keep the application up-to-date.

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Samsung Galaxy and Pixel phones could soone get new features for Circle to Search

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Samsung introduced the AI-powered Circle to Search with Google features on the Galaxy S24 series, which is already available on Google Pixel 8 phones. Now this feature is getting a few new capabilities to enhance users’ experience. 

The Galaxy AI includes various generational AI features, but Circle to Search is the most praised one. This feature permits you to search for anything on the display by just circling the image or text without even switching between the apps. Now the reports are unveiling that the Circle to Search feature could get two new functionalities soon, which are mentioned below: 

  • Copy Image 
  • Share Image 

It is being speculated by a well-known tipster, @AssembleDebug, on X that Circle to Search on Pixel will soon permit to copy and share selected areas as images. 

At the moment, Circle to Search only authorizes users to search images or text by circling them, but soon this feature will offer new functionalities that will permit you to copy and share selected areas as images. You can easily select the portion on display you want with a tap, circle, or scribble with Circle to Search, and then this will let you tweak the selected area. 

Copy image and Share image buttons will pop up while you select something; undoubtedly, it is effectively a quick as well as easy way of capturing part of the screen to go alongside the existing screenshot options on Android devices. However, at the moment, it is not exactly clear when these two options will be rolled out widely, but they are soon to be expected. 

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Android Auto 11.8 stable version update is available to everyone

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Android Auto brings some crucial functionality to your car screen; it enables users to intersect almost all the smartphone applications from the head unit of the car. Google regularly provides updates to the application to make it compatible with the car display, but due to some issues, users aren’t able to get a seamless experience.

However, Google is working hard to bring Android Auto back on track and frequently serves new updates that will specifically bring improvements to the infotainment system functionalities. In the latest development, the company has started rolling out Android Auto’s new update with version number 11.8. It is worth noting that this is a stable update, so every user who hasn’t enrolled in the beta program will receive it. 

Following the same tradition, the company doesn’t attach any new changelog for the application, so it is hard to say what’s new with the latest update. But if we talk about the last beta updates, it has brought some improvements, like Google Maps, where it has synchronized the 3D building feature. 

Along with this, there may be some other new changes that can improve Android Auto’s overall performance and stability. So, if you want to take advantage of the new update, you should update the application to the latest version. To do that, you need to go to the Google Play Store and search for Android Auto. If the update is available, hit the button to get it.


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