getting an android phone detected by an NFC reader/writer

mahaju
2013-08-06
2013-08-06
  • mahaju
    mahaju
    2013-08-06

    I am new to Android and NFC and I just can't seem to find a straight answer to this question
    If I have an NFC reader/writer device, can I get it to detect my NFC enabled android phone, so that I may be able to transfer data from my phone to the device?
    My question on this page,
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18055234/getting-an-android-phone-detected-by-an-nfc-reader-writer-basic-nfc/
    has some links to other discussions about this topic. Most of them hint that this not possible (with the official Android version that comes with the phones), but I have also read that card emulation mode by an NFC device (such as a phone) is based on ISO standards ISO 14443-A and ISO 14443-B, which are endorsed by the NFC Forum.
    Moreover, I know that a phone can act as a card writer, so what is the difference between the phone sending out data as a card writer and another NFC reader device reading this data, a phone acting in P2P mode and sending out data and another reader device reading this data AND a phone acting as a card (in card emulation mode perhaps, if it is at all possible) and another reading device reading it? (I am talking about non-rooted android phones only)

    So if I have an NFC enabled phone, and USB reader/write, such as, say, this one,

    http://www.bluetechnix.com/rainbow2006/site/495/Default.aspx

    can I get it to detect my phone as an NFC device and transfer some data from my phone to the reader/writer?