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Google+ on NFC-capable Android phones reads, shares tags

updated 05:35 pm EDT, Wed July 6, 2011

Google+ on NFC phones has tag reading capability

The Google+ social service that's now available as an Android app was found to enable sharing and reading NFC tags in phones that support it, PocketNow reported. The functionality is only available to those in the Google+ field test and who are running Android 2.3.4, as it has built-in NFC support. These users can share the text from scanned NFC tags with people in their Google+ circles thus far.

Over time, it's possible Google+ events could be triggered after scanning an NFC tag. They could include subscribing to a Spark, joining an online Hangout or Huddle at an establishment or adding a person or place to user's Circles.

Google is on the verge of launching a Google+ iOS app but may have to wait until at least the iPhone 5 or later to get the hardware NFC support needed for a similar feature.



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