jaybear88

Adding NFC support with a battery

So I've noticed certain batteries online that say that they can give your non-nfc phone, NFC capabilities. Even if said battery has the hardware onboard, I can't understand how you would get data to and from the new chip, so all hogwash?

http://www.exportprive.com/en/samsung/19204-genuine-samsung-galaxy-note-gt-n7000-replacement-battery-w-near-field-communication-nfc-eb615268vk-eb615268vucstd--8806071790138.html

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matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 29, 2012 at 13:36

Especially if your phone has no NFC software...it seems along the same lines as, I could stick an Intel i7 processor to the battery in my laptop, it wouldn't make it any faster.

Treab  Apr. 29, 2012 at 13:49

hmm a company from hong kong with a based in korea... i wouldn't trust it...

Pondlife  Apr. 29, 2012 at 13:54

Some versions of the note do have nfc though and those need these batteries. oO
That page doesn't seem to suggest it can add anything.

jaybear88  Apr. 29, 2012 at 14:47

There's lots of rumors floating around out there to suggest that it does, but the fact that there is nothing really concrete (XDA etc) would definitely suggest that it's bogus. Matt, the software wouldn't really be the biggest issue I'd imagine, ICS supports NFC on the lowest levels so it would really just be a matter of getting the drivers to work with the hardware. Pondlife, I could be mistaken but, the N7000 doesn't have NFC in any release but versions such as the American LTE N1717 does, so anything with "N7000" and "NFC" is either misleading or mistaken!

I know it was a bit of a stupid question but it was a last ditch hope, kind of like a kid asking "so, you're sure there's no santa??"

jaybear88  Apr. 29, 2012 at 14:48

Also so crazy stuff involving sim cards going on but again, haven't really seen some proper technical write ups other than high level "Look! Look what we can do!"
http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/17/sim-based-nfc-gains-global-support-from-45-mobile-carriers-all/

Pondlife  Apr. 29, 2012 at 15:17

Didn't realise they had different model numbers. Sounds like there's a fourth connector on the battery that isn't in the uk model so the cabling isn't there for the nfc.

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