It looks like Sony Ericsson has new NFC enabled Android smartphones in the works, as NXP Semiconductors N.V. has just announced that they will be supplying Sony Ericsson with the NXP PN65 NFC chip for future Android smartphones.
There are no details as yet on how exactly Sony Ericsson will use the technology in future NFC Android devices, and no details of any specific models in the works as yet.
“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.”
It will be interesting to see what Sony Ericsson has planned for NFC technology in their future Android devices, as soon as we get some more information on when they will be available we will let you guys know.