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Android Gingerbread to support Near Field Communication

Google to introduce Near Field Communication in next Android handset releases

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 15, 2010 at 11:25 pm CST (0 mins, 47 secs time to read)

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has teased the world with an unreleased Android Phone and showed off a cool new feature - Near Field Communication.

Android Gingerbread to support Near Field Communication |

If you have not heard of this before, it does sound a bit weird - but, new Android fans will have a chip inside of them which will allow you to tap your phone against special sensors to complete a specific action.

This may sound weird - but it has plenty of applications for use, such as credit cards. You'll be able to simply tap your phone against a sensor - finalizing the transaction. Tap your phone against a location-aware sensor and it will check you into whatever venue you're standing in - without having to open up an App on your phone.

It's rumored that the next-gen iPhone will have this feature... I wonder if that'll also be a day we'll never forget, until then Google has it's day in the sun.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:19 am CDT

Anthony Garreffa

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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