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General Android Beaming, so what can you beam?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Crashumbc, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Crashumbc

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    So it can beam:

    contacts
    youtube
    web pages


    Anything else?

    I'm really bummed it doesn't seem to be able to transfer calendar appointments, i would have thought that would a high profile one :(
     

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    From the Hong Kong launch it can do apps/market links to apps, as well as maps/directions (I think that was part of the beam demo, may not of been but I think I remember it during that demo), and there seems to be disagreement about whether photos can be (it seems like not directly/natively but some third party apps open that functionality)...

    I have yet to play with this though...

    EDIT: for clarification, photos are too large of files to be sent over NFC, but there is work to use the NFC to open a bluetooth or wifi direct connection between the devices, and share that way. see here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1366258
     
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    I have used it to transfer links to sites, links to apps in the market, links in you tube, and directions in Map or Navigation. Pictures and documents do not beam. You can also beam-startup applications if they are on the other phone. For example, I have Dropbox running, if I put the two phones together and tap to beam, it will launch Dropbox in my wife's phone.
     
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    how did you do directions? I was trying that but couldn't get it to work. Do you have to have the "list" of directions up?
     
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    That's a shame. Would have had some added potential for things like geocaching and ARGs.
     
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    I'm still waiting to Beam with someone, haven't seen another Nexus yet. :(
     
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