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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-25-2008
My Device: 8830

NFC SmartCard API support in Android Runtime?



I am very excited about NFC support  in new 10.3 beta release but what about adding support for SmartCard API in NFC library? It is available for some Android devices so.


Is it coming soon? Any plan to support it in nearest future?


Thank you.

Posts: 264
Registered: ‎01-08-2013
My Device: BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B
My Carrier: Bell

Re: NFC SmartCard API support in Android Runtime?

Hey Olga,

If you're referencing host card emulation, that seems to be available only on Android 4.4 devices. With 10.3 beta, we are supporting up to Android 4.3 and while we're bringing NFC to the runtime, HCE will not be part of that subset.

You can keep an eye out for any updates here :: https://developer.blackberry.com/android/tools/roadmap/.

Justin Jasmann | Android Application Development Consultant
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