A new Android app lets you program your phone to do cool things when you tap a compatible NFC sticker.
Samsung's flagship phone won't work with the first iteration of the company's NFC tags, hence the need for TecTiles 2.
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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Samsung TecTiles are NFC stickers let you perform any task on your Android phone by simply waving it at a sticker.
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Samsung hopes its new brand of NFC stickers will get consumers used to tapping actions.
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commentary With its programmable TecTile stickers, Samsung seeks to popularize near-field communications technology for mobile devices. But the effort is weak.