10 Key Android Jelly Bean Traits For VARs

New NFC Stack

On the subject of near-field communications, Jelly Bean delivers all-new hardware and controller interfaces for NFC, with support for the NFC Forum's nascent NFC Controller Interface (NCI) standard. With help from Broadcom, Google and others, this long-overdue specification establishes a baseline protocol and feature set between an NFC controller and the application processor of the device host. The NCI spec also improves interoperability among NFC-device components in an effort to simplify device development and create a standard interface for communications between smartphones, tablets, printers, PCs, printers and other consumer electronics.

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