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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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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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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Do the new NFC options in 4.4 Kitkat allow one to have a combined digital wallet?

The new Android has Host-based Card Emulation built in which takes care of the secure element: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/nfc/hce.html Wondering what it takes to load NFC ...
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Can I use Google Cardboard with non-NFC phones?

I have recently got a hold of new phone which has 5 inch Full HD screen, so the first thing that I wanted to do is checking out the Google Cardboard VR. But I recently learnt that my phone doesn't ...
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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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What causes NFC on Nexus 4 to stop working?

Sorry for the vague question title, I am open to suggestions, but I am not sure how else to phrase this. I recently got a new phone; the Nexus 4. When I got it, NFC tags were working fine. They would ...
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Tapping an NFC tag which contains an URL. (How) can I override the default action (browser launch)?

My previous question established that when a factory reset Android device taps an NFC tag which contain an URL, the operating system launches a browser. Can I prevent that? Is that just a default ...
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What happens when I tap an NFC tag which contains a URL?

I don't have an NFC 'phone to try it out. A colleague absolutely insists that if you tap an NFC tag which stores a URL then that URL is launched automatically by the operating system. That doesn't ...