@johnyma22 Just had this tweet from @John-McLear.
Thought I'd post it here for the community to see, although I suspect it will disappoint rather than placate.
It was an odd thing to say. Here it is verbatim.
"It's available to some folks, not sure what the situation is tbh. Development was completed years ago from our perspective!"
Share & Enjoy.
I use my rings on a daily basis. I used it with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE and now Oneplus One (for a couple of years now). I used my rings for unlocking my phones via Google's NFC Smartlock and NFC Ring's app (1 ring to unlock both; otherwise, input 2 different PINs). The other tags of the rings are used to toggle wireless (wifi/LTE/bluetooth/GPS), toggle brightness.
I've used them from Android Lollipop to now Nougat, stock and custom roms on both phones. What's nice with the NFC reader on the Oneplus One is it sits right on my index finger and it reads it pretty well (90% of the time) if I just tilt my ring on my index slightly out.
I'm also a backer for both NFC Ring campaigns. I have enough rings to feel like wearing 2 Infinity Gauntlets...
Soryr to hear your having issues with your Yubikey Neo. Whilst not one of our products, they are a very convenient form of authentication.
In answer to your questions :
It appears that like all phones, the S4 has a "sweetspot" where NFC detection and reading is at its best. It does however appear that the S4's spot is quite narrow :
Best to check the Yubikey forums.
Any NFC device will be affected and possible detuned by localised metalic objects, keys and keyrings included.
Embedded in the battery.
Worth a shot !
@johnyma22 I will keep an eye out in future for the errors in regards to #5. As for door locks can you let the community know which door locks work with the payments ring and update this thread please ?