Samsung's flagship phone won't work with the first iteration of the company's NFC tags, hence the need for TecTiles 2.
commentary With its programmable TecTile stickers, Samsung seeks to popularize near-field communications technology for mobile devices. But the effort is weak.
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.
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.
A new Android app lets you program your phone to do cool things when you tap a compatible NFC sticker.
The Korean electronics giant will open minishops within all U.S. Best Buy stores in the coming months, showcasing how its products interact and potentially making it tougher for rival devices to get attention from buyers.
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?"
Uses for NFC are endless, but we have a long way to go until the protocol goes mainstream. Here's my personal wish list.
More companies embraced the close-range connectivity technology at the Consumer Electronics Show. How they're using NFC may surprise you.