Nexus S To See Android 2.3.3 For Improved NFC
Last Updated on Friday, 11 February 2011 04:18 Written by Carpatus Friday, 11 February 2011 03:00
As most of us know, Near-Field Communication was the break out technology that came with the Nexus S. It allows for wireless transmission of data if two NFC equipped devices are in range. On thing the Nexus S (and any future NFC and Gingerbread equipped devices) lacked was being able to utilize the full features of NFC. However, with the upcoming update to 2.3.3, Gingerbread devices will finally see more capabilities. The rest of the story is after the break.
The update brings with it the ability to “read and write to almost any standard NFC tag in use today,” says the Android Developers Blog. Also included in this update is better control over how apps are launched when coming in range of an NFC tag. Some peer-to-peer support was NFC devices too, though it is limited at the moment. The only other change is that Android is now using API level 10.
No word on when the update will be rolling out to the Nexus S so if you receive an update, let us know.
Source: Android Developers Blog
- Android 2.3.3 announced with more developer-friendly access to NFC (engadget.com)
- Android 2.3.3 Update To Gingerbread Brings New NFC Capabilities (Including Writing/Transmitting) And Other Enhancements (androidpolice.com)