Android 4.1 Jelly Bean might be all the rage these days, but the team over at CyanogenMod has yet to forget about CyanogenMod 9.1, where it will now come with support for SimplyTapp NFC (Near Field Communication) system. SimplyTap is more or less the blood and sweat of a couple of dedicated CyanogenMod users, where they intend to broaden NFC payment usage through a more open implementation of the embattled standard. At point of publishing, Tapp app is only compatible with CyanogenMod 9.1, as CyanogenMod 10 is touted to move a wee bit too fast for the two of them to reliably add the relevant and necessary code.
Needless to say, in order to take advantage of the SimplyTapp service, you will also need to rely on an NFC-enabled device. Right now we do know that the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S2 are the only officially supported devices, although in theory, it ought to play nice with virtually any CyanogenMod 9.1 device which comes with an NFC chip. U.S. dollars are the only viable currency at the moment.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: iPhone 5 part leak hints at NFC hardware?, Stable CyanogenMod 9 version to roll out tonight,