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NFC sharing between Windows Phone 8 and Android

WP Central

Windows Phone 8 introduces NFC (near-field communication) support to the platform, allowing small packets of data to be shared by holding two supporting WP8 devices back to back. The new NFC-based "tap + send" feature enables Windows Phone 8 devices to share web URLs, contact data and more with another phone in close proximity.

But because it's a multi-platform standard, many of these features work just fine between Windows Phone 8 and NFC-enabled Android phones, as you'll see in our demo video below.

We tried bouncing web pages and contacts back and forth between a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and an HTC 8X, and were able to do so without a hint of trouble. Unfortunately, NFC file transfers remain off-limits for the time being, so if you want to share photos over NFC, it's strictly Windows-to-Windows or Android-to-Android.

Check out our quick video demo below to learn more.

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NFC sharing between Windows Phone 8 and Android

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quick get that windows phone away from the android phone before it catches a virus ... and uau it never fails to impress me just how horrible and outdated android looks next to wp

i believe it should be no problem between WP and android.
 
iOS has limited functionality over bluetooth though.