NFC Installed in Galaxy Nexus Battery, Secure Tokens May Cause NFC Issues

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If you look closely at the Verizon Galaxy Nexus training materials you will see a wee bit of a bombshell being dropped concerning NFC and the Galaxy Nexus‘ swappable battery. Those that don’t know, the NFC chip is located in the battery itself so the hardware changes when you swap the battery. What this means is that your not only will your replacement battery require NFC capabilities, but that the system and NFC chip use a token that matches together for security purposes. However this doesn’t mean that a replacement battery won’t work. As Verizon puts it:

“Customers attempting to use more than one battery with the Galaxy Nexus may have less than an optimal experience since the NFC chip within the battery must register a token between the device and the battery each time the battery is swapped.”

So basically this is a buyer beware. Less than optimal may be okay for some, it may not be for others. One thing is for sure, we will have to see how things pan out when the device finally hits the shelves. Hopefully that is Friday like everyone is hinting.


[via Android Central]