Originally Posted by manekineko
I don't think this it true. The NFC antenna batteries for the GNex and our T989 are actually compatible. I have one running in my T989 right now, and NFC behaves exactly the same.
I don't think anyone has ever proven definitively whether or not we have a secure element in our phones. No hardcore development has ever occurred on our phones to get Google Wallet working, so everything is just speculation as far as I can tell.
I'm not positive on this, but I think the NFC "chip" he is referring to is in the phone, but the NFC antenna is on the battery... so that would be a moot point.
EDIT: Nevermind, I misread his post. I think he's wrong, I am pretty sure our chip is not in the battery, just the antenna... but I wouldn't know.
Just ignore everything about this post, nevermind.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 T889 (stock rooted)
Asus TF300T (stock rooted)
Google Nexus 7 (Stock)
Samsung Galaxy S2 T989 (CM9.1; No sim)
Samsung Galaxy S T959 (CM10; No sim)
HTC Dream (CM6; No sim)
[Gave away]Asus Tranformer 16GB (CM10)