Android Gingerbread 2.3 to have NFC support

NFC in AndroidWe’ve covered NFC tech in the past, notably the work done by Nokia and tititag (now touchtag). Now a vendor with a lot more marketplace clout is adding NFC support to one of its products, namely Google to its Android mobile OS.

The next version of Android, v2.3 (Gingerbread) will include support for the industry standard of NFC (Near Field Communications). So how will this benefit you? Well NFC will allow you to interact with other NFC and RFID-tagged devices to perform acts such as transferring money (think credit card payments), ‘beaming’ data, reading info, all by simply coming within range of those devices and with few button presses.

This is welcome news for NFC enthusiasts as it will probably (hopefully) give it a welcome boost in uptake.