While NFC has yet to be widely adopted in smartphones, that didn't stop Google from sneaking it in to the Google+ app. This mean that, when using an NFC-enabled device (read: the Nexus S/4G), you'll be able to read tags and share the contents via Google+. The functionality is quite limited right now, but this could bring big things in the future: automatically check in at a restaurant and share it with your Circles, scan tags to join a Huddle, easily find location-based relevant Sparks... the list goes on and on.

Unfortunately, the only way you can utilize this functionality is if you have a Nexus S and are part of the Google+ field trial. The rest of us, however, can live vicariously through this video to experience the joys and wonders of NFC with G+:


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  • Ben

    Lol, the video was... underwhelming. ;) But the general idea, committed to imagination, evokes amazement.

    • Cameron Summerson

      My thoughts exactly.

  • mskks64

    I just dont understand why phone makers aren't integrating this into all new phones!

  • Duffin

    Invites are turned off right now.

    • Randy R

      Hey Duffin currently there is a way to still get in although invites are turned off would you be willing to help? *Based on articles I have read yesterday online

      • JayMonster

        Even that alternative method is off at the moment unfortunately. Will be happy to help once it comes back online

      • Randy R

        That would be cool JayMonster I just read they disabled it :( If it works keep us in mind :)

  • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

    "Unfortunately, the only way you can utilize this functionality is if you have a Nexus S and are part of the Google+ field trial."

    ... and find a place to use NFC.

  • Dominik

    seems that this functionality was turned off with the newest (build version