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    Default Does the gs2 have nfc?

    The title says it all. does the at&t version of sg2 have a nfc?
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    Default Re: Does the gs2 have nfc?

    Yes, but it's not currently enabled. The hardware sits dormant until, presumably, a future update. Or it may never get enabled. I think that's AT&T's call.
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    Default Re: Does the gs2 have nfc?

    Yes if you look at the battery it will say nfc
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    OK, maybe with ics it will get activated. I think I'm going for the 96 cents sale on sand tomorrow an grab a me a sg2

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    Default Re: Does the gs2 have nfc?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbikerr450 View Post
    Yes if you look at the battery it will say nfc
    Asides the battery saying nfc, if you scroll through apps via settings you will see an app that says nfc service
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    so if you get an aftermarket battery you lose NFC?
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    Default Re: Does the gs2 have nfc?

    yep unless that battery has it
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    Default Re: Does the gs2 have nfc?

    Really? The NFC chip is embedded in the battery and not the phone? I find that hard to believe...
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    Default Re: Does the gs2 have nfc?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonna09 View Post
    Really? The NFC chip is embedded in the battery and not the phone? I find that hard to believe...
    Believe it http://st.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg...marena_030.jpg
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    Wow interesting that the nfc is on the battery. Wouldn't have thought about it.

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    Default Re: Does the gs2 have nfc?

    It makes sense to put it in the battery. They can swap battery's real easy and then just add software to the phone.

    Some older phones may be able to add it in when and if they receive ics.

    You could still even slide an nfc card(its the size of your credit card) into the back of your case to jury rig it....even on phones that will never support it.
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    Default Re: Does the gs2 have nfc?

    Quote Originally Posted by YaBoiD View Post
    heh....I obv know that, I own an S2, I have seen the battery.......what I thought was that, the battery was just specially adapted to power nfc chips.....rather than house the chip itself.......

    Perhaps NexusS owners could shed some light on this topic......but I guess they wouldn't be here....

    but then you could also see how the Nexus S is built in its own way to enable NFC......clearly nothing of that sort on the S2 ....... the NFC sensor is separate from the battery....and it is built into the cover rather than the battery itself....check the review....

    http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-nexus-s-review
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    Quote Originally Posted by reelon View Post
    OK, maybe with ics it will get activated. I think I'm going for the 96 cents sale on sand tomorrow an grab a me a sg2

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    Some ROMs have enabled it. Unnamed does, anyway.



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