Samsung TecTiles could be a real game changer in today's world of technology. The Korean giant is helping the users to realise the potential of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology by introducing the TecTiles and the TechTile programming application. With a simple tap of an NFC-enabled smartphone to a TecTile, users will have the ability to automate their daily tasks of the device which includes sending a text message, to set an alarm, silencing the handset, launch apps or share contact information.
The Samsung TecTiles will allow users to check-in on Facebook or Foursquare as well as connect to Wi-Fi. "With millions of NFC-enabled Samsung Galaxy smartphones currently in the market and the arrival of our flagship device Galaxy S III, Samsung saw an opportunity to expand the value of NFC beyond mobile payments," said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. "The launch of Samsung TecTiles is another example of Samsung's ability to innovate new products and applications that improve the way we use our mobile devices for everyday tasks," Sohn added.
Samsung TecTile is priced at $14.99 for a pack of five stickers and the users can buy it online and in-store at AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. Each TechTile sticker is the size of a postage stamp which embeds the NFC chip.
The Verge has been told that the next version will support may more actions and it will allow the users to perform several different things with a tap.
"Without having to open an app like you would with QR codes, the phone reads TecTile chips in seconds and sends you straight to the programmed command without much lag time," claims Digital Trends.
In addition, Like other NFC stickers, TecTiles rely on near-field communication technology to communicate a set of instructions: in this case, saving me a few minutes and dozens of keystrokes by automatically adding a new contact," claims CNET.
You can even stick one on your car's dash, and as soon as you will get in to drive, the tile will soon switch your smartphone to Bluetooth mode for driving and will send a text to your dear ones, letting them know that you are on your way according to Discovery.
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