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I was surprised with how many gold stars I gave out for NFC support after going through everyone's API docs today. Of course, I love +Android but +Nokia totally rocks for pioneering it and really pushing it forward.

Even +BlackBerry is in the game now. +Windows Phone 7 has confirmed devices and rumoured p2p support but no announced API yet.

So iPhone, you're slacking. The next device better ship with NFC hardware and your API better be full featured.

Some legend notes:
(1) Mobile wallet support is greyed out because it depends on region and carrier.
(2) Nokia gets full star for Bluetooth pairing because they manufacturer smart tag enabled headsets and speakers so they have a full stack. Android and BlackBerry support is there but it depends on the Bluetooth device to have a tag built-in or added (which really isn't that hard, I think).
(3) The question marks are for features I couldn't figure out from the API docs. With Android Beam, an app will launch Google Play if not installed so I don't know what Symbian or BlackBerry does. If you know, tell me and I'll update.
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Quite an awesome chart you got there. I'm hoping Jellybean brings some new NFC goodies to the table. I'd prefer they also do some additional work to their Bluetooth support but I guess that's what their community is good for.

I have some stuff I'd like to do with both NFC & Bluetooth but lack of support of the proper protocols & profiles in software and lack of a supported device in my hands hurts things. ;)
I'm looking forward to widespread NFC adoption. Last time I was in Japan, my brother-in-law was using his phone to swipe in and out of the transport system, much as we do with "Oyster cards" here in London, which I thought was pretty cool. (I believe the Oyster system actually uses NFC, because when I first got my Nexus S, it used to tell me "Unknown tag found" if I kept it in the same pocket as my card.)
Oyster uses Mifare, as far as I know.
What does a dim star mean? Perhaps use a different shape for b/w support. People still print things...
The iPhone blows horse dick. So does anyone who willingly chooses it over BB or Android.
+Adrian Wells If you're in Japan (or general Asia), it's typically a mobile version of FeliCa. And yes, Oyster cards are NFC -- the MiFare DESFire kind as +Henk Poley notes.

+lee colleton Print?? Wha? j/k Dim star means supported but it's ability to actually work is dependent on external forces.
+Nick Matavka No need to get profane in my comment threads. And for the record, I would choose iPhone over BB.
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