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Gingerbread API Lets NFC Initiate Bluetooth Connections

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Feb 18, 2011, 3:45 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Feb 18, 2011, 7:12 PM

Google added a new application programming interface (API) to the most recent software developer kit for Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. The API in question allows developers to make use of some near-field communications (NFC) controls for the first time. One of the new features introduced in this API is the "insecure" Bluetooth socket connection. This tool can be used in applications to automate the pairing and connection of two Bluetooth devices by tapping their NFC chips together, rather than setting up the traditional pairing process. Developers can put this type of functionality to use for all sorts of different features.

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Beef Supreme

Feb 18, 2011, 5:59 PM

I want 2.3

When are they gonna make another update, for Ice cream, or gingerbread on phones like the G2 and Nexus S, i thought the reason for these phones was for updates faster and stuff, i have a G2, and im still waiting for 2.3, why?
the g2 still has tmobile bloat ware and special things htc things in the os, that makes updates take longer. the nexus s does not so it updates asap like the nexus one. so you'll have your update when htc gets around to you.
There's really nothing all that special about 2.3

Froyo brought some exciting features, such as the ability to store apps to memory card. But I really don't think there is anything all that exciting about Gingerbread.
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