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Near field communication (NFC) allows wireless data exchange between two NFC devices in close proximity to each other. NFC devices are very small and can, for example, be integrated in cards.

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Can I clone my (mifare classic) Access card with an Android device?

I use an NFC access card. Is there any way to clone my card using Galaxy Nexus / Nexus 7?
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Where is the NFC hardware located?

I noticed that certain Samsung batteries say "Near Field Communication" on them. Is the NFC h/w located in the battery? Does it differ by the manufacturer of the Android device? A friend of mine ...
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Do Android Default apps (phone, browser,…) support NFC?

Is there any default support on Android basic apps (phone, browser, contacts...) for NFC? Because if I want to develop for NFC, the user will need to install my NFC app. But for simple tasks that use ...
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How to transfer files between Galaxy S3 and HTC one x using NFC

As I have mentioned in the question, I want to transfer files (pics) from samsung galaxy S3 to HTC one x via NFC. I have switched on android beam on both the devices. When I bring the phones close, I ...
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How to enable NFC on Galaxy Note I717 for lockscreen/screen off use?

The Note I717 running Paranoid ICS and makes everything except the S-Pen great -- except I can't quite figure out how to enable NFC for use on the lock screen/screen off modes. I see plenty of people ...
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What's the difference between Android Beam vs S Beam?

What is the difference between Android Beam on the Galaxy Nexus and S Beam on Galaxy S3? Are these two features inter-compatible? Can I transfer data between the two devices?
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Is there a way to write a full vCard via NFC?

Is there a way to write a full vCard to a NFC tag? All of the apps I've tried off Google Play seem to only write the email address or other subset. I've tried apps such as NFC Task Launcher, NFC ...
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Why does my Galaxy S3 make a noise when I put it down?

Occasionally, when I put my Samsung Galaxy S3 down relatively firmly, it makes a noise that's sort of half way between 'BONG' and 'CLANK'. When it happens I can immediately pick it up and put it down ...
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My nfc-enabled android-phone won't read a rfid key I own, why and what can I do about it?

Does it require some kind of activation-code? If so, can I read it while I scan it on the original scanner?
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Why is the NFC in the Galaxy Nexus battery?

Why is the NFC in the Galaxy Nexus embedded in the battery? Wouldn't it make more sense to separate the two things? Is there any hardware advantage of being this way? Disadvantages I can see ...
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Can I “clone” my credit card using the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus's NFC chip? If not, why not?

Can an android app read my credit card's NFC data, store it and then send this data to a contactless pay point (PayPass)? Thus I would use my Nexus to pay for my coffee, conveniently. If yes, is ...
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Galaxy Nexus NFC Verizon

Does the Galaxy Nexus have NFC on Verizon? I remember reading about the phone being delayed because competing carriers wanted to avoid Google Wallet and that some carriers had even disabled the NFC ...
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Does the Motorola Droid RAZR support NFC?

Does Motorola RAZR XT910 support NFC with Gingerbread or Android ICS 4.0? Engadget says the device has an NFC controller. What does this really mean?
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How to know if my phone has NFC technology?

Is there anyway to find out whether my Samsung Galaxy Note has NFC technology or not?I bought the phone from Greece,but the store in which I bought the phone brought it directly from Samsung in ...
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Prevent alert tone when scanning / identifying an NFC intent

Perhaps I'm missing something but when I scan an NFC tag via a Galaxy Nexus, the phone always makes the default alert tone. Is there a way of switching this off? I have scoured the menus / ...
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Unknown Tag Type collection

Since purchasing my Samsung Nexus S I have been bombarded by 'New Tag Collected' Tag Type 'Unknown'. I have since learned how to turn this off, but I was wondering what these Tags are and where are ...
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How do I enable NFC for my Phone

There have been a lot hype about NFC lately, and I am eager to try it out, but unfortunately I dont think my HTC Desire HD supports NFC. Is there a way to enable NFC for HTC Desire HD ?
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What does “NFC Connectivity (Optional)” mean for the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II?

I'm considering to buy a Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II. In the specs, I've read "NFC Connectivity (Optional)". What does that mean? It seems that the first batch of phones won't have an NFC chip. Is it ...
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How do I Switch off NFC?

My Nexus S alerts me when it is close to my Oyster season ticket. It says New Tag Collected. Unknown tag type. Can I stop it doing this.
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NFC functionality in Google Nexus S?

How physically close will a tag need to be for the phone to detect a NFC card? (10cm or can it greater) Also can the phone present itself as a NFC tag to other phones? If this is possible is the ...
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Add NFC functionality (like Nexus S) via SDIO standard in microsd to non-NFC phones?

Google Nexus S is the first Android phone to include NFC (Near-field communication) for wireless hardware for applications such as contactless payment and perhaps proximity based target advertising. ...
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How does NFC on Google Nexus S and Android 2.3 work?

I'm curious on the Near field communication, NFC that the Google Nexus S has. From what I understand, this techonlogy can be used to read RFID-tags, or am I wrong about that? What can I read with an ...