Google is adding NFC support to its Google Maps app for phones running on the new Android 4.0 OS, aka “Ice Cream Sandwich.”
According to GottaBeMobile, the update will likely incorporate Google’s recently revealed Android Beam feature, which allows users to share web pages, contact info and other media by simply tapping their phones together.
The updated Google Maps should enable users to leverage this same function to swap address info or share direction to a given location.
In addition to adding NFC, Google has adjusted the storage size of Google Maps to accommodate different resolutions on various Android phones.
Ice Cream Sandwich, along with the first 4.0 phone, the Galaxy Nexus, was announced at a launch event last week.