Sending a webpage from an HP
Pre 3 to a Touchpad


is as easy as tapping them together, a technique we've not previously seen -- but something that's now possible in the latest flavor of
Gingerbread


: Android 2.3.3. This adds some expanded functionality for working with the NFC chip found in the
Nexus S


(and, presumably, others soon) enabling, among other things, NFC to work with Bluetooth. As
demonstrated a few weeks ago


, the NFC chip can be used to send networking and establish a connection when the two phones touch, so no more manual pairing required, just sweet tapping and sharing.
Latest Android Gingerbread release brings NFC and Bluetooth together for tappable sharing


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