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Android 2.3.3 to Bring Enhanced NFC Support

Google will offer a further upgrade to Gingerbread, in order to increase Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality on devices. Android 2.3 was announced many weeks ago and at the moment of the launch it came with NFC support, but only for developers.

Now, with the upgrade to version 2.3.3, it includes a NFC reader/writer API, that allows apps to read and write to most NFC tags in use. Advanced Intent dispatching is also supported, giving applications control on how and when they are launched when an NFC tag is in range. Also, the software adds limited support for peer to peer connection with other NFC-supporting gadgets.

Android 2.3.3 is a small upgrade, so don’t expect too many extra features.