This is undoubtedly the week of Microsoft. After surprising the world with the Surface, the company decided to show some of the features of Windows Phone 8, the new version of its operating system for mobile devices on the Microsoft Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco. And of all the new ideas presented, the most impressive was that the devices will support the so-called Near Field Communication (NFC). But what is this? As its name suggests, this is one of the latest technology of communication devices via a simple approach. In summary, it is as if you could send data from one smartphone to another only touching them. Although it may seem somewhat futuristic, Microsoft shows it's real and it will be on our hands soon.
Regarding the NFC, Windows Phone 8 will bring a number of unique features. As stated during the conference of Microsoft yesterday (Wednesday, 20th June), you can extract content from magazines and other advertising for your mobile - as an evolution of QR Codes - up to transact business without money or a credit card. In theory, it is as if your smartphone was the virtual currency accepted in any establishment.
Another novelty presented by Microsoft is Tap + Send, which uses this communication in close area to transfer data from a simple contact equipment. One example cited - and it certainly will be a major future applications - is to exchange business cards. Instead of selling the famous executives , business cards , just that they just put their phones within a radius of reach for the contact is changed.
The same happens between different types of devices. If you have a smartphone and a tablet with Windows Phone 8, the exchange of information becomes much easier and faster. Forget cables and through the computer to send a photo or other file from one to another: the NFC will be the sole mediator.