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Chrome and Firefox browser asking for NFC access on Android

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:36:18 +0000
Message-ID: <52CBE6B2.6040706@w3.org>
To: public-nfc@w3.org
My colleague, Philipp Hoschka sent me the following report:

> when installing Chrome and Firefox  browsers on an Android stick, I 
> got prompted to approve they have access to NFC - I found that 
> interesting and hard to explain, given that - afaik - they don't 
> expose NFC APIs to WebApp developers (and aren't involved in our NFC 
> activities).
> Can you explain why they nevertheless ask for permissions?

I heard that recent versions of Firefox for Android have some form of 
support for NFC, but wasn't aware of any NFC support in Chrome. Anyone 
know any more?   We should try to get Mozilla and Google involved in the 

Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2014 11:37:18 UTC

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