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Jul
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It's been a while since the Nexus S hit the Android scene, bringing two noteworthy new features with it: Gingerbread and NFC. While the former has seen relatively wide adoption, the latter hasn't gotten much action as of yet - the closest we've come to witnessing a useful example of the technology is Google Wallet, and we have yet to find out when that will be available for public consumption.

But it appears El Goog will be far from alone in its NFC ventures, as PayPal today unveiled an NFC-enabled Android widget which will allow Nexus S users to exchange payments by simply tapping their phones together. Have a look:

According to the PayPal blog, the widget will be available in the Market later this summer. Guess we'll all just have to wait... "for the buzz."

Source: The PayPal Blog

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • http://mgamerzproductions.blogspot.com Mgamerz

    Who uses phone to phone payment transfers?

    • wackadroid

      Drug dealers and/or people who sell things at places like farmers markets or street stands.

    • Skillit

      Is mostly used for small business transactions with people that don't have a proper business.

      This is a lot like Square mobile payments, and while you can't buy crack on a street corner using this I'm sure that lots of dorm room guys sell pot using this technology, I also have seeing lots of girls using this for prostitution payments.

  • Dan

    Paypal sucks, they are among the scummiest corporations on the internet. I would never voluntarily use anything that contributed to their revenues.

  • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

    This is great. The more support for this tech the better!

  • Iulian Arcus

    Can't wait for the Bitcoin version :) I'd make that if i had an NFC phone :) any handouts? :D

  • wackadroid

    FYI you can use a nexus s to program NFC stickers with a URL, message, twitter link, contact info, email address. I put those things EVERYWHERE! Theyre all over NYC!!!

  • http://uk-ufc.co.uk PaulM

    I wonder If there will be a bluetooth NFC for us Android users who don't have NFC built in to our phones?(Galaxy S)