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Visa and MasterCard are pushing mobile payments using HCE. In Europe it is a natural step from the existing contactless payments systems but in the US it is a big jump from the traditional swipe and sign system currently in use. Here is run down of some of the things you should know about Android, NFC and Host Card Emulation.

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Although NFC has been around for more than a decade, only a limited number of handset make use of the technology. So what is NFC, and how does it work?