When the Nexus S first launched, early adopters everywhere lit up at the promise of what NFC could offer. It’s been nearly a year since that time, and Google along with other high-profile developers are just now starting to show us what NFC can do. Available now in the Android Market, the official PayPal app has been updated with some UI changes, support for tablets and, finally, NFC compatibility.
Now tucked in with the PayPal app for Android is a widget that allows you to request and transfer money through two devices using NFC. Of course, both devices must have NFC on-board, but they do not have to be the Nexus S. Any device with NFC can use the feature. To use the widget, all you have to do is enter the amount of money you’d like to transfer and tap two devices together. It’s as simple as that.
Other changes in PayPal 3.0 include an improved UI, support for tablets, enhanced international compatibility and bug fixes all around.
To download PayPal for Android version 3.0, use the download widget below.