Over at the Android Developers blog today, Google has announced an update to Android 2.3 that adds new NFC capabilities for developers. Google also stated that since NFC is an emerging technology, they'll be doing their best to offer what they can from those capabilities as they present themselves. Some new features added in the 2.3.3 platform include:
- A comprehensive NFC reader/writer API that lets apps read and write 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.
You can view the full details via the source link or if you're only interested in the changes you can view the change log here. The Android 2.3.3 SDK platform can be downloaded via the Android SDK Manager. [Android Developers Blog]