Today, Google Nexus S has been updated to Android 2.3.3 OS. The Android team has released this update to include Near Field Communication i.e. NFC functionality and few bug fixes in the compatible devices.
If you don’t know, NFC is a new technology for short range communication or data transfer. Head over to these posts to know more about NFC and its uses -
- Apple to launch NFC-enabled iPhone 5 and iPad 2?
- NFC Functionality Previewed on Android 2.3 based Nexus S [Video]
NFC features in Android 2.3.3
- A comprehensive NFC reader/writer API that lets apps read and write to almost any standard NFC tag in use today.
- Advanced Intent dispatching that gives apps more control over how/when they are launched when an NFC tag comes into range.
- Some limited support for peer-to-peer connection with other NFC devices.
Android 2.3.3 SDK is now available for Android developers. Download it from the following link.