Samsung's flagship phone won't work with the first iteration of the company's NFC tags, hence the need for TecTiles 2.
Samsung TecTiles are NFC stickers let you perform any task on your Android phone by simply waving it at a sticker.
Samsung hopes its new brand of NFC stickers will get consumers used to tapping actions.
A new Android app lets you program your phone to do cool things when you tap a compatible NFC sticker.
commentary With its programmable TecTile stickers, Samsung seeks to popularize near-field communications technology for mobile devices. But the effort is weak.
Samsung is getting behind NFC in a bigger way with stickers that interact with your phone. But it may take some coaxing to catch on.
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The gaming controller works with devices up to 6.3 inches, perhaps suggesting Samsung is planning a bigger phablet, or should we be calling it a "tabone?"
As rumors swirl about the Samsung Galaxy S4, I throw my own dream features into the pot.