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Use Samsung TecTiles to automagically execute tasks on your Android device
Posted By Godwin On June 14, 2012 @ 7:40 AM In Android | 3 Comments
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a set of standards which allows users to communicate between a pair of devices which have the feature enabled; by just touching or bringing both close to each other. While the technology and handsets around NFC are just starting to become popular, Samsung has already stepped in with Samsung TecTiles.
Samsung TecTiles is a two-part process. Firstly, to use Samsung TecTiles you need to purchase TecTile tags, which cost $14.99 for a set of five NFC tags/chips. These tags store commands and limited data (they are not attached to devices, don’t mistakenly stick it to your device). TecTile tags can be bought directly from Samsung’s website  or other authorized sellers. Secondly, after you have TecTile tags, you need to download Samsung TecTiles app  from Google Play Store (it is free); this app is used to program the tags (store commands in them). Once you have both the tags and app, you can read from and write to the TecTile tags.
Essentially what happens is you program commands/store data in each tag by using the TecTiles app. Then whenever you want to execute the commands stored on the tag on your device, or transfer data from the tag to your device, you “tap” the tag with your device and the transfer happens automagically. Of course this means you must have an NFC enabled device to use TecTiles.
Doesn’t that look quite interesting? Aren’t you going to make an order? Or, have you found something wrong or indigestible about the idea? Share your thoughts with us in the comments  below.
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 Samsung’s website: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/ETC-TT1G6NGSTA
 Samsung TecTiles app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samsung.tectile
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 TecTile Compatible Products: http://dottech.orgwww.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/ETC-TT1G6NGSTA-compatible
 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NFC_enabled_handsets
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