How to Use Android Beam to Wirelessly Transfer Content Between Devices.
One of the cooler features of modern Android phones is the ability to transfer files and photos and other stuff from one phone to another by merely touching them back to back. These phones all have NFC (Near Field Communications) chips that permit these wireless transfers. NFC support is exclusive to modern Android phones, and is becoming more popular. Think short distance Bluetooth, and you will be able to understand the process better. NFC, however, is automatic, and you will find more and more NFC stickers that contain information for shoppers, sightseeers, and many other applications. Museums, hiking trails, and other places are putting NFC stickers at various points to transfer information to Android phone users as they travel the route. My favorite application of this technology, however, is for transferring photos among family and friends. Facebook and Google+ are great ways to share photos; but, it is NFC that permits direct transfer just by touching the back of two phones. Sorry, iPhone users. Apple doesn't support NFC. Yet.