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Samsung TecTile Programmable NFC Tags announced

Wednesday 13th June 2012 by William Judd in Android, Mobile Accessories.

Samsung have become the latest Android vendor to throw their hats into the NFC ring. The futuristic technology, which is included in phones like the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Nexus, allows you to transfer information – anything from contact information to large media files – when two phones are brought within close proximity of each other.

Today, Samsung have released the next step: NFC-enabled tags called TecTiles. When you bring your phone next to a tag, it’ll automatically have a useful effect: it might automatically send a text, check into Foursquare, start a navigation app or put your phone on silent. The tiles are programmed through the TecTile app, and then stuck in areas where you tend to use your phone.

The idea is that instead of having to perform the same set of tasks over and over again, you just set up a routine, assign it to a TecTile and then all you have to do is touch it to set off the exact same response every time.

For example, you might stick a TecTile in your car phone holder – when you put your phone in the holder to drive home, you can automatically turn on Bluetooth and GPS, turn off Wi-Fi and start a navigation app. When you arrive at your house, you can set your phone to loud mode and turn on Wi-Fi again. You’ll never have to spend time fiddling with your settings again.

Each pack includes five different TecTiles, so you’ll have more than enough to place them everywhere they’re needed. With these programmable NFC tags, you’re only limited by your imagination – a future of easy automation awaits!

For more information on the Samsung TecTiles, please visit the product page linked below. You also might be interested in Sony’s variant of NFC tags, called Smart Tags, which are in stock now.

Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions about this innovative new product then feel free to ask us via the normal social media channels or leave a comment below. Have a good one!

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