INSIDE Open NFC Stack Launches for Ice Cream Sandwich

INSIDE Secure has updated its open source NFC protocol stack, introducing compatibility for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Open NFC version 4.3.3 supports recent Android features, including Android Beam and wi-fi direct pairing connection, as well as unique features such as card emulation and access to multiple secure elements.

“The Ice Cream Sandwich release brings even greater NFC functionality to the Android OS, and INSIDE is making our latest version of open NFC available to give connectivity chip vendors, smartphone and tablet manufacturers, and software developers a head start in achieving NFC hardware independence,” says INSIDE COO Charles Walton. “Once again, INSIDE is offering the Android community a complete, open-source NFC stack solution that can be used to greatly speed development and time to market, requiring only that the small Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) portion be tailored for specific hardware.”