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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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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What's the difference between Android Beam vs S Beam?

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How does NFC on Google Nexus S and Android 2.3 work?

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Why is the NFC in the Galaxy Nexus battery?

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

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How to know if my phone has NFC technology?

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Galaxy Nexus NFC Verizon

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How do I disable/change the NFC sounds?

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NFC functionality in Google Nexus S?

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

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Do Android Default apps (phone, browser,…) support NFC?

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How to use NFC tags to trigger profiles and tasks in Tasker?

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Where is the NFC hardware located?

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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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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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Is it possible to have a phone alarm go off if it moves a set distance away from a NFC tag?

I have a bad habit of leaving my phone around. I want my phone to alert me if it gets to far away from me. If this is possible how can I set this up?
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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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Reading Mifare Classic chips with Samsung Galaxy S4?

Searching the web far and wide has me almost out of hope in making Samsung's Galaxy S4 phone read the Mifare CLassic chip through NFC. But does anyone know of any form of work-around, or is this ...
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How to transfer images via Android beam (NFC)?

When I transfer an image from S3 to Nexus 4, Play store is opened. However, for contacts it works well and good. Do I need any app for transferring files over NFC?
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how to assign an app to an event?

I would like to use NFC tags with NFC Task Launcher or AutomateIt but I get every time I scan the tag a popup asking for the application to use (I have a few NFC related ones). I have a Samsung Galaxy ...
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Sending an application (apk) through NFC

Is it possible to install the application to another device using NFC? The application is not in Google Play store. If it is possible, how can I do this?
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How can I copy a NFC badge to my (rooted) Android phone for Daily Usage

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What causes NFC on Nexus 4 to stop working?

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How does NFC Task Launcher toggle Power Saving and how can I get Tasker to do it?

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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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Where's exactly the NFC area in the Nexus 7 2013?

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Is there an app that associates a certain action to a arbitrary NFC tag?

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Reading NFC tags from the front of the phone

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Does a special NFC Chip have to be installed before using the phone as a charge card?

When NFC is turned on, can you pay for something at a store, or do you need to install a special chip?
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Poor NFC recognition after replacing Nexus 4 back cover

After replacing the back cover on my Nexus 4, the ability to read NFC tags has decreased significantly. I replaced the back cover of my Nexus 4 with an original(!) replacement because the glass had ...
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Android Beam - vCard Not Init'ing

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How to transfer files between Galaxy S3 and HTC one x using NFC

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Add NFC functionality (like Nexus S) via SDIO standard in microsd to non-NFC phones?

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How can I test the NFC capability of my Android?

I got a Nexus 7 last week, and I love it! It has NFC functionality, and I was wondering how I could test it? I don't actually have any NFC tags that I can use (have you seen the price of them?!?). ...
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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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nfc tag compatibility with google nexus 5

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Can an apk file be written to any type of NFC tag

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How to start deskclock timer via NFC

I am trying to start the timer of the deskclock app that comes with Android 4.2 using a NFC chip. I am not trying to write an app that does this but rather use one of the many NFC launcher apps. I ...
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Why does the YubiKey Neo only use Firefox, not Chrome?

I want to use the YubiKey NEO with Chrome, and when I tap the NFC sensor to the phone, the only app I can use is Firefox. I would like to have SSO work with Chrome, but not sure how they were able to ...
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Is RFID reader with anti-collision feature for Android available? [closed]

I'm developing RFID-based system where I plan to use Samsung Galaxy S II plus to connect the RFID reader to it, so it can be as a portable reader. What I'm searching for, is RFID reader, supports ...
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Samsung - Change password / log-in method with NFC

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NFC for PC using libnfc

Is it possible to use the phone's nfc hardware as a NFC reader for PC (installing some app or using netcat with some /dev/ file)? My phone has pn544 chip, it seems it is available as /dev/pn544
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Samsung Galaxy S3 4G notification center NFC button doesn't work

UPDATE: This was fixed in the 4.3 update that came out for my phone lately. No need to think about it anymore, also I can't give any further details. I have a quite new Samsung Galaxy S3 4G ...
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TecTiles and applications

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How to enable NFC on Galaxy Note I717 for lockscreen/screen off use?

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How do I enable NFC for my Phone

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Is NFC required for reading RFID?

Can we read RFID like QR-bar code without NFC in Android? I am confused because we can read QR-Barcode with simple apps like Bar Code Scanner. After searching 2-3 hours I found NFC with every detail ...