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  1. chrispher86's Avatar
    I've been trying to send pics and other stuff between my nexus 4 and my wife's gs3. When I try to send something from her gs3 to my n4 it takes me to the play store and says item not found. When I try to send something from my n4 to her gs3, nothing happens. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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    11-29-2012 01:35 PM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I've been trying to send pics and other stuff between my nexus 4 and my wife's gs3. When I try to send something from her gs3 to my n4 it takes me to the play store and says item not found. When I try to send something from my n4 to her gs3, nothing happens. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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    Oops! I mis-read the question.
    11-29-2012 01:41 PM
  3. chrispher86's Avatar
    Why? What did you think it said?

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    11-29-2012 01:57 PM
  4. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    I've been trying to send pics and other stuff between my nexus 4 and my wife's gs3. When I try to send something from her gs3 to my n4 it takes me to the play store and says item not found. When I try to send something from my n4 to her gs3, nothing happens. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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    Ya I can't send anything via Android beam to my girlfriends HTC One X either. The NFC works but nothing happens after touching the screen.
    11-29-2012 02:16 PM
  5. slowman's Avatar
    yep tried to send a photo to a droid razr maxx hd, and it didnt work for either of us.
    11-29-2012 02:46 PM
  6. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    Probably because its different hardware..? Anyone know for sure? Does Android beam only work with two of the same device(N4 to N4, etc)?
    11-29-2012 02:51 PM
  7. N4Newbie's Avatar
    In another forum, I read that NFC transfers actually take place over a Bluetooth connection. It seems this requires that both devices have Bluetooth turned on.

    Have you guys tried that?
    11-29-2012 03:07 PM
  8. dmorand's Avatar
    That would seem stupid because then it's using bluetooth not NFC right?
    11-29-2012 03:23 PM
  9. Jeprokz's Avatar
    From what I know and figured out on my own. The GS3 uses DLNA to transfer files between each other while the Nexus line uses bluetooth for files like pictures and videos. That is the reason you can't NFC between the two. The other thing you have to know is that the GS3 is still running an earlier JB version where you weren't able to NFC pic/videos. You have to wait for GS3 to get the 4.1+ JB update where they allow for NFC to transfer pic/videos. NFC will make a connection between the two phones through bluetooth even if your bluetooth is off. The reason is because it will turn it on temporarily to transfer the file then turn it back off if it was previously off. This is from what I know of please correct me if i'm wrong.
    11-29-2012 03:28 PM
  10. N4Newbie's Avatar
    What I read is that NFC is used only to establish the connection, but that the actual transfers take place over bluetooth.

    In fact, right here: Jelly Bean feature: Sending photos and videos over Android Beam | Android Central

    In Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Android Beam -- that's the NFC-based device-to-device transfer service -- has been augmented to support sending photo and video content. This is done from within the Gallery app, and can be activated by holding two NFC (Near-Field Communication)-supporting Jelly Bean devices back-to-back while one has an image or video open. Then, when prompted, tap the screen to send, just like earlier Android Beam incarnations. File transfers themselves are handled by Bluetooth, so depending on your device's Bluetooth version support, your transfer speeds may vary.
    I think the sending phone is smart enough to turn on its own Bluetooth transceiver, but it is not clear if the receiving phone will do so. I did read that pairing is automatic so the devices do not need to have been previously paired.
    11-29-2012 03:29 PM
  11. chrispher86's Avatar
    No haven't tried that yet

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    11-29-2012 03:47 PM
  12. chrispher86's Avatar
    Still doesn't work

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    11-29-2012 04:13 PM
  13. trter10-imore's Avatar
    At least one person in my family is getting a RAZR M (with 4.1) So I can test one of the theories when it arrives.
    11-29-2012 06:51 PM
  14. mattatwar1's Avatar
    I've been trying to send pics and other stuff between my nexus 4 and my wife's gs3. When I try to send something from her gs3 to my n4 it takes me to the play store and says item not found. When I try to send something from my n4 to her gs3, nothing happens. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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    Samsung/HTC messed up android beam gs3 uses galaxy beam and idk what HTC uses

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    11-29-2012 07:12 PM
  15. YoSaintLaurent's Avatar
    Did you try doing it with S Beam off? The GS3 may be getting confused. Also, is the GS3 running Jelly Bean?
    11-30-2012 03:03 PM
  16. chrispher86's Avatar
    Her GS3 is still running ICS and when you turn S BEAM off, it says that you have to have it on. I was really looking forward to using android beam because I gave my wife a 16 gig SD card out of my old phone right before I got my N4.

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    12-01-2012 01:22 AM
  17. blackrabbitklan's Avatar
    Her GS3 is still running ICS and when you turn S BEAM off, it says that you have to have it on. I was really looking forward to using android beam because I gave my wife a 16 gig SD card out of my old phone right before I got my N4.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    You can turn off s beam then turn on android beam, they are two separate things. However, ICS doesn't support transferring pics or videos through android beam. That feature came with jelly bean.
    12-01-2012 01:33 AM
  18. chrispher86's Avatar
    Thanks. So what does android bean support on ICS then?

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    12-01-2012 01:41 AM
  19. alc2077's Avatar
    Make sure when trying to send pics via NFC that you do it via the native picture gallary app that came pre-installed on the phone and not from a 3rd party pic gallery app. This may help, at least that worked for me
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    12-01-2012 06:59 AM
  20. YoSaintLaurent's Avatar
    Thanks. So what does android bean support on ICS then?

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    Links and contacts from what I can remember
    12-01-2012 08:13 AM
  21. chrispher86's Avatar
    We can forget this post. Watched a video on YouTube from android central and they say you can't send pics and videos to a Samsung phone because SBeam uses WiFi direct to transfer files instead of Bluetooth.

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    12-01-2012 10:57 AM
  22. trter10-imore's Avatar
    Mine works fine with a Droid DNA and a Razr M. Both on 4.1.

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    12-06-2012 07:55 PM
  23. KitN's Avatar
    Probably because its different hardware..? Anyone know for sure? Does Android beam only work with two of the same device(N4 to N4, etc)?
    I beam stuff all the time between my Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. Never had a problem so it has nothing to do with them having to be the exact same type of device. Very strange...

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    12-06-2012 08:06 PM
  24. Normand Beaudoin1's Avatar
    Caution NFC may not function properly with the use of a 3rd party battery. To ensure functionality, only utilize the Samsung designed battery with Near Field Communication printed on the battery label.
    02-24-2013 09:02 AM
  25. Tara Vann's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S3 and my mom and aunt both have HTC one X. A few days ago both me and my aunt were able to beam pics back and forth. I just tried to beama pic from my mom's phone to mine and I'm getting the same error. I don't understand because their phones are identical and I was able to receive a beam from my aunt.
    06-21-2013 08:13 PM
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