Google’s move will impact Secure Element makers

Google, a mobile platform maker (of Android),¬†starts to de-emphasize carrier-based NFC. As per IDC’s report (Aug 2013),¬†Android accounts for 79% of the Smartphone shipments as on 2Q2013. iOS (through iPhones) accounts for another 13% of the Smartphone shipments. If Google manages to establish the Host-Card-Emulation standard as an alternative to the secure-element(SE) based NFC transactions, […]