Inside Secure Ports Open NFC to Android 4.0
Inside Secure today announced that it has made a new version of the open source Open NFC stack available to Google Android 4.0. Open NFC 4.3.3 works with Ice Cream Sandwich and provides developers with an NFC API that works across a wide range of Android 4.0 hardware (and not just specific phones). Open NFC 4.3.3 supports Ice Cream Sandwich features such as Android Beam and WiFi Direct, as well as card emulation, access to multiple secure elements, low-level RF control, high-level NFC Forum tag handling, peer-to-peer communications, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi pairing, and compatibility with smart cards and RFID tags. Inside Secure expects that Open NFC 4.3.3 will ship in smartphones and tablets later this year.