Samsung launches TecTile version 3.0 for expanded NFC capability

October 24, 2012
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Samsung has just pushed a new version of its TecTile application to Google Play. TecTile is Samsung's app that works with its programmable NFC sticker tags. It was first announced in June, and now it's time for an update. The new version of the app is free, and the tags are available for $14.99 for a pack of five.


The new version of the application adds a bunch of ways to customize and tweak the NFC tags. Samsung first launched the application with Galaxy S III, and now, with the launch of the Galaxy Note II, Samsung felt it was the perfect time to roll out a new version of the app with some awesome new features. Samsung hopes to automate many smartphone tasks with the new version of the app.

The biggest new feature of version 3.0 is the ability to program multiple actions to a single TecTile. The new version also adds customized profiles for different locations and part of their day. Another cool feature is the ability to pull up a history of the tags they've programed. Samsung also expanded the list of phone settings that can be changed with the tags. They added airplane mode, which is quite useful. The tags can also integrate with more applications, which should offer expanded uses.

Samsung has a ton of devices supporting NFC technology. Some devices included are the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Samsung Galaxy Note. These TecTile tags were already pretty awesome, and the new version of the app definitely goes a long way in making it ever cooler with some pretty slick new features.


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