Google+ Android App is NFC-Enabled

There aren’t a lot of people that are running Gingerbread, let alone Android 2.3.4. There are fewer people that have one of the various flavors of Google’s Nexus S or other NFC-enabled smartphone. There are even fewer people that have an NFC-enabled phone running Android 2.3.4 and are in on the Google+ “field test”.

Those few people, however, are able to read NFC tags and share their text with people in their Google+ circles. Which, when put that way, doesn’t seem like much. The potential, however, could be impressive.

In the future could we see NFC tags fire off various Google+ events? Could scanning an NFC tag ask you to add someone (or some place) to one of your Circles? Perhaps placing your phone on a tag could subscribe you to a particular Spark. An NFC tag on a table could allow you to join an online Hangout or Huddle at a restaurant, sports bar, or other location.

What would you do with NFC and Google+?


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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.