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Thursday, 05. May 2011

Lab supplies hotfix to the SMS NDEF bug on Android

Today, the NFC Research Lab released a hotfix for a problem on Android NFC phones (like the Nexus S) when reading SMS messages from NFC tags.

As several developers reported, the default SMS/MMS messaging application on Android is unable to properly parse "sms:" URIs. Exactly these URIs are used in certain NFC applications, where a user simply touches an NFC tag to send a ready-made SMS message to a ticket ordering or payment service.

    Our application, SMS-fix for NFC, which is available on Android Market addresses this issue and adds a custom handler to the Tags application that prepares received "sms:" URIs into a format that is supported by the SMS/MMS messaging application.



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