The Samsung Galaxy S2 is a device that runs on Android 2.3 and was fitted with an NFC chip which should enable the device to launch NFC ready.
However, it seems the UK version of Samsung's smartphone will come without an NFC chip meaning it will never support NFC. Versions in other countries will support NFC, which is already used in a number of shops and is supported by other Gingerbread mobiles such as the Nexus S.
We're not sure why the Galaxy S2 won't support NFC but we'd imagine it's lack of a partner to support the wireless payment facility. However, NFC will certainly be a useful payment method in the near future.
Once we hear more about the reasoning behind the lack of NFC we'll let you know.