Originally Posted by JimKnuckles
I thought it was only HTC to HTC, or Samsung to Samsung. I didn't think two different brands could communicate through nfc. Having said that...will the one be able to send files to the EVO LTE through nfc?
I've got two Evo 4G LTE phones and I can't send any old file between them, just as described above.
My wife and I read a lot (Moon+ Reader for the win) and get lots of free, public-domain books through Feedbooks and Project Gutenberg. Would love to be able just NFC share those books for example - but there's absolutely no way with Android Beam. Wifi and FTP to the rescue for me.
Here's all HTC offers on the subject -
Here's what Android Beam is as a standard app on any Android -
How to Use Android Beam to Wirelessly Transfer Content Between Devices
Which covers what I said above.
Some devs are working on apps that use NFC to pair two devices, then hand off the actual file transfer to Bluetooth. I haven't tried any of those yet, but not sure I see I see the point. You can share via Bluetooth or wifi already with apps that work. Maybe when those others have time to mature, they'll be better, faster, easier.
Android Beam is also used to name a standard, so any Android will work - to a point.
Android Beam is actually a programming standard (think: like email) rather than a standard app (think: like Gmail). This will make your eyes glaze, read at your own risk if you're not a programmer -
NFC Basics | Android Developers