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Old May 7th, 2012, 08:14 AM   #12986 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by The_Chief View Post
Good Morning Gnexers!

My son finally gave up the Eris and bought a Nexus (with his OWN money - YAYYY!) and we had fun trying Beam out. Works for websites - but you both have to be on the same browser. Works for Contacts. Does NOT work for pictures, which is kinda sucky. I understand the SGS3 can do that, but not Nexus. Not yet, anyway...

SO yeah, Beam is limited in capability but is still pretty cool
I bet there is an extra bit of code in the SGS3 to accomplish that. I think the correct method of implementation to do that would be to use NFC to beam initiate a bluetooth or wifi direct connection between the two phones to transfer the picture. NFC is very limited in that it is not a high speed data transfer method so it's typically used for small data packet transfers that initiate other things. The Nex is capable of it, it just needs to be programmed in that manner...maybe a dev can bake it in eventually.
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