Posts tagged with: TecTiles
  • by | May 17, 2013 11:29 AM

    Late last month we brought you the bad news about Samsung, the Galaxy S 4, and its NFC TecTiles. Users who picked up some TecTiles to use with their GS3 last year could scan the NFC stickers in order to trigger certain actions on their phone. Problem was, the GS4 uses a new NFC controller that doesn't work with those old TecTiles, rendering them pretty useless. We were understandably miffed at Samsung for that bad decision, but at least it wasn't killing-off TecTiles altogether: we'd get new, modern TecTiles 2 stickers that would work with the GS4 and future Samsung phones. Today that ...

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  • by | April 29, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Galaxy S 4 carrier availability and the irony that TecTiles no longer work for it. Later we go through some Galaxy Note III rumors and the fact that apparently it'll be a bigger and better phone. Some Sony Xperia phones are next as the company plans to apparently give the phablet category a try. Then we talk about Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and yes, that's not Android 5.0, we know. We end today's show talking about Google Now and what it means for it to only launch on iOS and not on legacy Android devices. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | July 19, 2012 1:12 PM

    Judging from my editorials this month, you'd think webOS suddenly got exhumed from the grave. I've mentioned Palm's defunct operating system in a piece on new smartphone platforms, on Android multitasking, and in an editorial about what it means to own a unique phone. All in the past two weeks. That's a lot of exposure for an OS that's fallen by the wayside, but it's not just because I'm a former devotee of the platform. It's because that's the natural order of things when an OS is either taking its last few breaths or walking the path to open source (or both). Other OEMs are snapping ...

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  • by | June 13, 2012 3:32 AM

    If you missed out on our first episode of "Fun and Tricks with NFC and Your Android" now it's the time to watch it and return to this post once you're done. Make sure to check out the second part of the video coming soon! Now that we all know what this is all about, Samsung introduced TecTiles and its TecTile application. TecTiles are basically programmable NFC tags which you can use with an NFC-equipped smartphone. These will become available "in all four major carrier stores and at major online retailers at the launch of the Galaxy S III". Programmable actions include sending messages as ...

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