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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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