Android 2.3.3 announced with Improved NFC Capabilities

android-logo-1 Google has announced an update for Android 2.3. The new update 2.3.3 is a focused on NFC which is an emerging technology that has in store exciting new ways to use mobile devices, including ticketing, advertising, ratings, and even data exchange with other devices. Near Field Communications (NFC) is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology that enables the exchange of data between devices over about a 10 cm distance. It operates at 13.56 MHz and at rates ranging from 106 kbit/s to 848 kbit/s. In order to enable users, use this technology & apps developers for developing more exciting apps for Android, Google has come up with this update.

This update also includes a new API (application programming interface) level, 10. New Features are :

  • A comprehensive NFC reader/writer API that lets apps read and writes to almost any standard NFC tag in use today.
  • Advanced Intent dispatching that gives apps more control over how/when they are launched when an NFC tag comes into range.
  • Some limited support for peer-to-peer connection with other NFC devices.

Android 2.3.3 would now come on most mobiles coming with Gingerbread (2.3) or later.