Wireless chipmaker Broadcom openly supports the development of NFC technology, however it has also shifted its focus on some other emerging wireless technologies.
Broadcom is in favor of Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, and location-based services that work indoors, citing these as the next big features coming online shortly after NFC, reports PCmag.com.
“Whereas NFC involves connecting computing devices at extremely close range, Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth 4.0’s Bluetooth low energy feature offer longer range communication. Broadcom on Wednesday demonstrated a Wi-Fi Direct connection between a Motorola Xoom tablet and a television that enabled a driving game being played on the Xoom to appear with scarcely any lag time on the TV.”
Broadcom will continue to work out the technical issues and include NFC chips in many of its products as well as embracing similar wireless protocols.
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