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Google to drop support for Android Beam NFC P2P transfers

Android Q won’t have Android Beam — Techradar — “Android Beam, the NFC sharing method where you put two phones back to back to transfer photos, videos, and other files, is nowhere to be found in the ongoing Android Q beta… At Google IO, we found out that it’s not coming back, either, according to the reps we talked to who are working on Android updates.”



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No secure element in new Nexus 7

Google has not included a secure element in the new version of its Nexus 7 tablet, Google’s Peter Hazlehurst has told Android Police, and the tablet is not therefore able to support Google Wallet NFC payments... More




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Forum responds to Black Hat presentation on NFC vulnerabilities

NFC Forum director Debbie Arnold

“The NFC Forum works to ensure that tools are available to allow applications to operate with the appropriate level of security,” says the industry standards body. “Mr Miller’s demonstration underscores the importance of providing appropriate security measures at the application layer and enabling users to adjust security settings to suit their own needs and preferences.” More









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StumbleUpon adds P2P NFC

A new version of content discovery platform StumbleUpon’s Android app includes support for Google’s NFC peer-to-peer Android Beam technology, allowing users with an Android 4.0 NFC phone to share content they discover with other NFC phone users... More




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Any.Do shares tasks via NFC

A new version of task manager app Any.Do, voted best Android app of 2011 by Techcrunch, allows users with an NFC phone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to share tasks via Android Beam... More





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