Android Beam takes us to the way forward for shut-proximity knowledge trade (video)
Keep in mind when HP confirmed off transferring webpages from the TouchPad pill to the Pre three simply by touching? Keep in mind considering “Wow, that’d be cool if I truly had a TouchPad and a Pre three?” Android Beam is the reply to that drawback, a model of that exact same performance that works throughout NFC-units operating Ice Cream Sandwich — specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We received the prospect to play with a couple of telephones that had the suitable software program builds and batteries, and located the performance to be fast and helpful — when issues weren’t crashing. Extra after the break.
The NFC circuitry within the Galaxy Nexus is certainly constructed into the battery, not the backplate, and by touching two units collectively you’ll be able to change a mess of issues. The inventory demo is in fact exchanging web sites, however contacts can be swapped, together with instructions and even apps — properly, hyperlinks to apps. Contact one telephone to a different and it will convey up the entry within the Android Market. Sadly no direct pushes of APKs.
Apps will be capable of tie into this and do no matter they like down the street, so we should always see some fascinating purposes for video games and the like as soon as Ice Cream Sandwich begins to be deployed on extra units. Hopefully by then issues shall be a bit extra dependable, as we managed to crash the demo exchanging one tackle to a different system. It is nonetheless simply pre-launch software program, keep in mind.
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