Android's NFC support is kinda lame

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices & Gadgets' started by ultimatebob, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. A5

    A5 Diamond Member

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    Yeah. This is one of the few times where the 3rd-party version is better than what is built-in the "Google" version of the OS. The file transfers using Android Beam are too slow to be useful, but using wi-fi direct would make it way better.
     
  2. CVSiN

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    any place that has the credit card beam instead of swipe capabilities NFC will work.

    works the same way.

    I never swipe cards anymore as it wears them out.
    use the beam chip on them and just hold them close.
     
  3. lopri

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    Does NFC in Nexus 7 work? Has anyone tried?
     
  4. Red Storm

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    Yes, it does work with Nexus 7.
     
  5. zerocool84

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    Yup, I use it very often to send pics, links, etc, from my Nexus S to my 7 and vice versa. Really handy.

    I've used Google NFC payments on my Nexus S a handful of times. It was cool to show off but not more convenient than using your card.