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28 Dec 12 Multi-window update comes to AT&T Galaxy Note II starting today



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ATT (T) has announced that a software update will begin rolling out to its Galaxy Note II beginning December 27th. The arrival of the new software makes ATT the last of the four major nationwide wireless carriers to bring multi-windows support to its Samsung (005930) “phablet,” a feature that allows users to open and operate several different apps at once. “ATT plans to begin rolling out a software update for Samsung Galaxy Note II customers that includes the Multi-Window feature, which allows the user to divide the screen into two active ‘windows’ creating a split screen that enables fluid multitasking between applications,” ATT said in a statement. “The update will be available for download over the air beginning Dec. 27.” BGR reviewed the Galaxy Note II in October and called it the best supersized smartphone on the market.

Article source: http://bgr.com/2012/12/27/att-galaxy-note-ii-update-270625/

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26 Dec 12 Galaxy S3 Does Everything Better Except Stay Out Of Toilet; AT&T Saves The Day


ATT has always been high on my list of companies that offer good customer service. I have never had a problem with them, and they’ve always been more than reasonable with me. They’ve given me credits for both deserved, and probably undeserved issues, they’ve been quite helpful throughout the years, and I’ve always had good phone service whatnot. So, I’ve never had many complaints with them (other than the fact that they no longer offer an unlimited data plan).

I fell in love with my new phone right away. I couldn’t put it down. I spent hours every day customizing it, playing with all the new, awesome features, etc.

Then, after about 7 days of my torrid affair with the Galaxy S3, it came to a screeching halt, when my phone (which was nestled safely in my robe pocket… or so I thought), came flying out of that pocket as if it had grown some kind of consciousness, and landed itself right in the toilet (a very *clean* toilet, I might add… for the record). Long story short, I immediately disassembled the phone, and my boyfriend used the vacuum trick to such all the water out of every port. Shockingly, EVERYTHING works on the phone… except the touch screen. Usually, you’re lucky to have anything work at all, or to have a screen that doesn’t flash technicolored reminders of your clumsiness at a constant rate.

Nope… the phone’s screen is just as gorgeous as day one, the buttons work, the SIM card works, the voice commands all work (which allows you to operate A LOT of features in the phone)…. but the touch screen doesn’t, and that is a deal breaker. I was heartbroken…

I, of course, called ATT’s regular customer service, simply to go through the motions of going through the proper channels before escalating it. As expected, they couldn’t help me. A liquid damaged phone is an utterly worthless phone. There was nothing they could do. They were all very nice, professional and sympathetic, though, which I can appreciate.

So, last night, I pulled the “email the CEO” trick, and composed a well written email to the CEO and VP’s. I explained what happened, I explained what a great customer I’ve been since 2005, and how many customers I’ve brought to ATT throughout the years, etc. In hindsight, I probably could have just stuck with that level of information and they still would’ve resolved it, but I wanted to be sure to leave no room for doubt. So, I was sure to throw in a paragraph about my inability to take a total loss on this phone.

I would not only be losing a fantastic $600 phone, I would have wasted a $36 upgrade fee, and the actual, much anticipated upgrade itself. I’d have to wait another 18 months for the next upgrade. SO brutal. So, I explained to them that, since I cannot take a total loss on this, if they cannot help me, I would have no choice but to look at moving to Sprint. With Sprint, I could take advantage of their buy back program, which would award me $90 for my iPhone, and with a new 2-year contract, the Galaxy S3 is $200… meaning I could get another Galaxy S3 for about $110, PLUS I could get unlimited data.

I also made a point to acknowledge that I know this was 100% my fault, and that if they chose not to help me, I still wouldn’t trash them to anyone.. but if they DID do this for me, I would certainly sing their praises to the world. So, here I am doing just that.

First thing this morning, I received a phone call, and a follow up email from ATT letting me know that they will be happy to replace my Galaxy S3 for me. Not only that, but they offered to replace my SD card if it was damaged from the water, AND they FedEx overnighted it, meaning it will be here Wednesday. They went WAY above and beyond what I expected. I am beyond thrilled and excited that I don’t have to take this major loss on this brand new phone, and ATT has just secured a customer for life with me.

I hope this article can help others to resolve their issues in the future. You should always follow the proper channels (i.e., call customer service, ask to speak with a supervisor or 2, and THEN take it to the executives), but both times I have attempted this method, it worked to my favor tremendously (the first time was with Office Depot, and I got a free $1,000 laptop out of it). I originally got the idea to email the executives from this website! It was the best tip I’ve ever read.

Article source: http://consumerist.com/2012/12/26/galaxy-s3-does-everything-better-except-stay-out-of-toilet-att-saves-the-day/

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25 Dec 12 Samsung Galaxy Camera Review: Android Meets Point-and-Shoot Camera


PHOTO: Samsung's Galaxy Camera brings the connectivity and sharing features of Android to a point-and-shoot camera.

A couple of years ago, if you went digging through a purse or a backpack, you’d likely find a point-and-shoot camera. Now you’ll find that most people instead use the cameras built into their smartphones. Not only have camera phones improved, they let you instantly share photos with family and friends.

Samsung has a new idea — to bring together the best of the standalone camera and the smartphone. Its new Galaxy Camera is what you’d get if a point-and-shoot camera were crossed with an Android phone — it promises to take better photos than most phones but has built in sharing capabilities. But can it do it all? Is it the best of both worlds?

WATCH: Samsung Galaxy Camera Video Review

A Camera with a Big Touch Screen
The Galaxy Camera looks like a regular camera from the front, but flip it around and it looks like a big-screen Android phone. It has a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear Touch display, which looks and acts very much like Samsung’s Galaxy S 3 phone. It is powered by Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean. You can navigate through the operating system just as you would on a phone. Yes, you can surf the Web, even check your email and download and use apps from the Google Play Store thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi radio and the built-in LTE. (There are Verizon and ATT versions of the camera — more on the pricing soon.)


PHOTO: Samsung's Galaxy Camera brings the connectivity and sharing features of Android to a point-and-shoot camera.

PHOTO: Samsung's Galaxy Camera brings the connectivity and sharing features of Android to a point-and-shoot camera.













You can’t text message or make calls on the camera (that’s not a complaint — holding a camera up to your ear doesn’t look all that cool) but you can easily snap photos and upload them to Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa or other sites. And snapping pics and sharing them is really a cinch. While Wi-Fi-enabled cameras are a dime a dozen, the Android operating system is easy to navigate, especially when it comes to adjusting settings and selecting photos to share. If you’re an Instagram fan, this is the ultimate Instagram camera. And your shots will look better than most of the others in your feed.

A Good Camera with Great Features
That’s because 16.3-megapixel camera has a 21x optical zoom and takes very good still shots. Shots in natural lighting were well balanced, and while low-light performance wasn’t spectacular, it was acceptable for the specs. However, the photos I took were not as good as shots I take with a $600 Canon DSLR (I’ve got the Canon T2i) or a micro-four-thirds camera. They were better than photos taken with the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S 3, but about the same as what you get from an average point-and-shoot.

However, where the camera does stand out as a camera is in its “smart” shooting features. Samsung has matched the hardware with some interesting software features, including a “best photo” mode that will select the best of eight shots for you. There is also a “continuous shot” mode, which captures a series of moving photos. While some of the images I took of my cousins playing football suffered from motion blur, others were clear.

You can also shoot 1080p video and take still shots while you are shooting. Oh, and you can apply Samsung’s own filters and effects, in case you don’t want to use a third-party app. Samsung has brought most of its great Android photo features to the camera. On top of that, there’s an “Expert” mode for those photographers who want more manual controls for adjusting aperture, ISO, shutter speed and more.

A Camera With Battery and Size Sacrifices
With all those features come some major sacrifices. First, the camera is bulky for what it is. Yes, it has a 21x zoom lens, but the camera is almost an inch thick, 5 inches wide and weighs 11 ounces. That doesn’t make it large, but it’s much larger than the average point-and-shoot. It’s closer in size to micro-four-thirds or mirrorless cameras like the Olympus E-PL5 or Panasonic GX1, which take noticeably better photos.

Article source: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/samsung-galaxy-camera-review-android-meets-point-shoot/story?id=18055760

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25 Dec 12 Galaxy Camera Review: Android Meets Camera


PHOTO: Samsung's Galaxy Camera brings the connectivity and sharing features of Android to a point-and-shoot camera.

A couple of years ago, if you went digging through a purse or a backpack, you’d likely find a point-and-shoot camera. Now you’ll find that most people instead use the cameras built into their smartphones. Not only have camera phones improved, they let you instantly share photos with family and friends.

Samsung has a new idea — to bring together the best of the standalone camera and the smartphone. Its new Galaxy Camera is what you’d get if a point-and-shoot camera were crossed with an Android phone — it promises to take better photos than most phones but has built in sharing capabilities. But can it do it all? Is it the best of both worlds?

WATCH: Samsung Galaxy Camera Video Review

A Camera with a Big Touch Screen
The Galaxy Camera looks like a regular camera from the front, but flip it around and it looks like a big-screen Android phone. It has a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear Touch display, which looks and acts very much like Samsung’s Galaxy S 3 phone. It is powered by Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean. You can navigate through the operating system just as you would on a phone. Yes, you can surf the Web, even check your email and download and use apps from the Google Play Store thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi radio and the built-in LTE. (There are Verizon and ATT versions of the camera — more on the pricing soon.)


PHOTO: Samsung's Galaxy Camera brings the connectivity and sharing features of Android to a point-and-shoot camera.

PHOTO: Samsung's Galaxy Camera brings the connectivity and sharing features of Android to a point-and-shoot camera.













You can’t text message or make calls on the camera (that’s not a complaint — holding a camera up to your ear doesn’t look all that cool) but you can easily snap photos and upload them to Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa or other sites. And snapping pics and sharing them is really a cinch. While Wi-Fi-enabled cameras are a dime a dozen, the Android operating system is easy to navigate, especially when it comes to adjusting settings and selecting photos to share. If you’re an Instagram fan, this is the ultimate Instagram camera. And your shots will look better than most of the others in your feed.

A Good Camera with Great Features
That’s because 16.3-megapixel camera has a 21x optical zoom and takes very good still shots. Shots in natural lighting were well balanced, and while low-light performance wasn’t spectacular, it was acceptable for the specs. However, the photos I took were not as good as shots I take with a $600 Canon DSLR (I’ve got the Canon T2i) or a micro-four-thirds camera. They were better than photos taken with the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S 3, but about the same as what you get from an average point-and-shoot.

However, where the camera does stand out as a camera is in its “smart” shooting features. Samsung has matched the hardware with some interesting software features, including a “best photo” mode that will select the best of eight shots for you. There is also a “continuous shot” mode, which captures a series of moving photos. While some of the images I took of my cousins playing football suffered from motion blur, others were clear.

You can also shoot 1080p video and take still shots while you are shooting. Oh, and you can apply Samsung’s own filters and effects, in case you don’t want to use a third-party app. Samsung has brought most of its great Android photo features to the camera. On top of that, there’s an “Expert” mode for those photographers who want more manual controls for adjusting aperture, ISO, shutter speed and more.

A Camera With Battery and Size Sacrifices
With all those features come some major sacrifices. First, the camera is bulky for what it is. Yes, it has a 21x zoom lens, but the camera is almost an inch thick, 5 inches wide and weighs 11 ounces. That doesn’t make it large, but it’s much larger than the average point-and-shoot. It’s closer in size to micro-four-thirds or mirrorless cameras like the Olympus E-PL5 or Panasonic GX1, which take noticeably better photos.

Article source: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/samsung-galaxy-camera-review-android-meets-point-shoot/story?id=18055760

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17 Dec 12 U.S. Cellular’s Samsung Galaxy S III Gets Jelly Bean Friday | News & Opinion …


U.S. Cellular will ring in the holidays with Friday’s rollout of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to all Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones.

The upgrade, U.S. Cellular said, “enhances the wireless experience by making the device faster, smoother and more responsive.”

Jelly Bean comes with a number of new features, including a refined camera with built-in filters and a pause-and-resume option while recording video, as well as Easy Mode for first-time smartphone users and improved usability with multiple keyboard options.

Additionally, the new Google Now feature offers information any time — check rush-hour traffic or the subway schedule before leaving work, or find out the latest score of a sports game, delivered as a notification to your phone. Google Now also serves as a personal assistant, providing users with weather, maps, navigation, search, flight status, and other information, and can be launched directly from the lock screen shortcut, or with a long press on the menu button, from any screen.

Samsung Galaxy S III (U.S. Cellular)


Samsung Galaxy S III (U.S. Cellular) : Front


Samsung Galaxy S III (U.S. Cellular) : Back


Samsung Galaxy S III (U.S. Cellular) : Front


Samsung Galaxy S III (U.S. Cellular) : Back

Galaxy S III owners will soon have access to rich notifications, which can expand and shrink with a pinch, showing as much or as little information as the user wants. Other enhancements allow actions to be taken directly from the notifications platform, without having to launch an app first.

Customization will also get easier, with automatically resizing widgets to fit on the screen with other icons.

U.S. Cellular is the latest Samsung’s carrier partner to receive the upgrade. Since the phone maker confirmed in early October that it would be pushing Android 4.1 to its flagship Galaxy S III, Sprint, T-Mobile, ATT, and Verizon Wireless have all begun offering their customers the latest Google OS.

On Friday, Galaxy S III users can visit the U.S. Cellular website for details on the upgrade process. Owners can upgrade wirelessly, or by connecting their device to a computer via USB cable.

For more, check out PCMag’s review of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Also, see our review of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone and the slideshow above.

For more from Stephanie, follow her on Twitter @smlotPCMag.

Article source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413307,00.asp

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16 Dec 12 Samsung Galaxy S III to be available for $49.99 from Best Buy on December 16


Samsung Galaxy S III Marble White

Best Buy has been the source of several Samsung Galaxy S III sales in the past, and this weekend the retailer is planning to kick off yet another promotion. On Sunday, December 16, Best Buy will be offering the 16GB Samsung Galaxy S III for $49.99 with a two-year contract on ATT, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. The deal will be available at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores nationwide and will only be good on December 16.

The Samsung Galaxy S III began hitting U.S. carriers this past summer and features a spec sheet that includes a 4.8-inch 1280×720 HD Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing shooter and a microSD slot for added storage. These four carrier models were all recently updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which includes Google Now and its information cards as well as Project Butter for a smoother experience throughout the OS.

All of those features make the Galaxy S III (which is still in the top five of both the People’s Choice and Editor’s Choice lists in PhoneDog’s Official Smartphone Rankings) a worthwhile consideration for anyone in the market for a new smartphone, especially at Best Buy’s promotional $49.99 price. If you’re thinking about taking advantage of this offer tomorrow, give us a shout in the comments below!

 

One Day Special: Best Buy Offers Samsung Galaxy S® III for $49 on Sunday, Dec. 16

Best Buy will be bringing back a popular Black Friday offer to consumers for one day – this Sunday, Dec. 16 – when Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores nationwide reduce the price of the Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB model to $49.99.

For this one day, customers will be able to save $150 with a two-year activation on Sprint, Verizon, ATT and T-Mobile and stay connected with what is arguably one of the hottest Android™ smartphones on the market.

The Samsung Galaxy S III features Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), a 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen display, Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 1.5 GHz dual core CPU and 2GB of internal RAM. Customers can choose between two popular colors – Pebble Blue and Marble White (additional colors available online).

Best Buy offers consumers the ability to compare and choose between any carrier, any phone and any plan with lots of unbiased advice at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores. In addition, Best Buy offers an array of services aimed at improving customers’ experience, including Walk Out Working, Upgrade Checker, Happy 24, and a full assortment of accessories for customers to protect and personalize their new mobile devices.

Article source: http://www.phonedog.com/2012/12/15/galaxy-s-iii-for-50-at-best-buy/

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14 Dec 12 Verizon gets Samsung Galaxy Camera with cheaper data plan


Samsung’s Galaxy Camera, a point-and-shoot that runs the Android OS, has made its way over to Verizon after launching on ATT last month.

At $550, Verizon’s Galaxy Camera is $50 more expensive than ATT’s version, but it does have a couple advantages: A data plan for the camera only costs $5 per month on Verizon if you’re on its Share Everything plan, compared to $10 on ATT (although Verizon says this is a “promotional price”). Also, the data itself is faster, because it uses Verizon’s 4G LTE network, whereas the ATT version only connects to slower HSPA+ networks.


Otherwise, both cameras have the same specs. There’s a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 21x zoom lens, an aperture of F2.8 to F5.9 and optical image stabilization. Video records in 1080p at 30 frames per second, or in 720p at 60 frames per second.

Around back, the Galaxy Camera runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a 4.8-inch 720p display, and it has full Google Play Store access for downloading apps such as Instagram and Facebook. Other specs include a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for up to 64 GB of additional storage.


Verizon’s cheaper data plan makes the idea of a connected camera a bit more palatable, but it still seems like a lot to pay if you’re not constantly uploading photos on the road. Keep in mind that Verizon’s Share Everything plans allow your smartphone to serve as a wireless hotspot at no extra charge. Most users should just skip the data plan altogether and connect the camera to their phone’s hotspot to share and upload photos.

The Galaxy Camera is available now through Verizon’s Website.

Article source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2020457/verizon-gets-samsung-galaxy-camera-with-cheaper-data-plan.html

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13 Dec 12 Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, Galaxy S II Plus possibly spied in Chinese …


Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, Galaxy S II Plus possibly spied in Chinese certification

Samsung has been pushing an ever-growing number of its mid-tier phones to larger screen sizes, and there’s further evidence that it’s not about to stop. Following some rumors, both the Galaxy Grand Duos and Galaxy S II Plus appear to have been spotted going through China’s TENAA certification process. The Grand Duos seen here isn’t likely to reach the US given its lack of compatible 3G, but it looks to have a Galaxy S III-based design that’s still relatively fresh for the category. Claims have it mating its namesake dual SIM slots with a 4.5-inch (if just 800 x 480) screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and cameras similar to its bigger cousin.

As for the Galaxy S II Plus? While it should have 3G that works with ATT and Canadian carriers, we’re not anticipating much pressure to bring the S II Plus to North America when the device at TENAA closely resembles the 4.3-inch original, especially if talk of a modest 1GHz dual-core chip proves true. We’ll need an official announcement, or further leaks, to know whether the S II Plus or the Grand Duos are enough to lure in new buyers.

Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/12/samsung-galaxy-grand-duos-galaxy-s-ii-plus-possibly-spied-in-china/

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15 Jun 12 Sony Xperia Ion Android Smartphone Offers 4.6-Inch Display, $99 …


Sony is the latest beleaguered phone maker to
try and wrestle some market share away from Apple and Samsung.

ATT will begin selling the Sony Xperia
ion, an Android smartphone equipped with Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology, June 24 for
$99.99—a price that puts the Sony squarely on Nokia turf.

Nokia, also fighting to regain market share,
with its new commitment to Microsoft’s Windows Phone, settled with ATT on
a $99.99 price point for the Lumia 900. The price was something of a novelty
and helped the phone attract headlines and eyeballs—and likely also sales. In
April and May, the Lumia 900 was ATT’s best-selling phone behind the Apple
iPhone 4S, according to investment firm Canaccord Genuity.

If pricing doesn’t get the Xperia ion some
attention, however, Sony still has two other cards to play. One is a 4.6-inch
720p HD Reality Display with a Mobile Bravia Engine. Borrowed from Sony’s
television line, the video engine is said to offer “unbeatable HD
viewing,” according to ATT.

The other is compatibility with what Sony is
calling SmartTags—near-field communication-based tags that bring to mind the
metal circles often handed out at museums, for visitors to attach to their
buttonholes. Using a free app, users can program the tags to make the phone do
things it already does, just quicker. For example, instead of dimming the phone
and setting the alarm before going to bed each night, these tasks can be
programmed to a tag that a user simply swipes each night.

Samsung
recently announced a similar offer.
Called TecTiles, Samsung’s are like
plastic stamps, sold in five-packs for $15 and are reusable. The Sony SmartTags
will be available in four-packs for $30.

The Xperia ion runs a 1.5GHz dual-core
processor and has 16GB of internal memory, plus a microSD expansion slot that
supports another 32GB. With High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and Digital
Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technology, the phone can also support multiscreen
connectivity. It’s PlayStation Certified for high-quality gaming and features a
12-megapixel camera with an Exmor R sensor and 1080p high-definition video
recording. There’s also a 720p HD front-facing camera for video calls.

Working against the phone, no doubt, is the
curious decision to have it run Android 2.3, known as Gingerbread. While Google
has since released two other versions—Honeycomb, which is optimized for
tablets, and Ice Cream Sandwich, which offers more features and an overall more
pleasant user experience—May data from Flurry
Analytics
found 70 percent of Android users to still be running
Gingerbread. Only 7 percent are now using Ice Cream Sandwich.

It’s a detail that’s frustrating for Android
developers—and one Apple was quick to point out during its Worldwide Developer
Conference keynote June 11, telling attendees that 80 percent of iOS devices
are currently running iOS 5. (Apple executives proceeded to show off the
upcoming iOS 6.)

During the first quarter of 2012, Samsung
shipped more than 86.6 million mobile phones, by Gartner’s count, followed by
Nokia with 83.2 million and Apple with 33 million. Smartphone sales were
dominated by Apple and Samsung, which together raised their combined market
share to 49.3 percent, up from 29.3 percent a year earlier.

Android phones, collectively, accounted for
more than 56 percent of shipments.

Sony, clearly building out its portfolio,
introduced the Xperia miro and Xperia tipo in the United Kingdom June 13. Both
have lower-megapixel cameras, come in a variety of colors and run Ice Cream
Sandwich.

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Article source: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Sony-Xperia-Ion-Android-Smartphone-Offers-46Inch-Display-99-Price-576815/

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13 Jun 12 Samsung TecTiles Automate Android Tasks Via NFC


10 Ways To Get More From Your Android Device
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Hoping to increase interest in near-field communication (NFC) technology, Samsung Mobile on Wednesday plans to introduce TecTiles, programmable NFC tags that can be used to automate actions on NFC-enabled Android phones.

The company plans to sell TecTiles in packs of five, online and in-store through ATT, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile stores, for $15. The Android app required to program TecTiles is available at no charge in the Google Play store.

The tiles are not much to look at–glossy little 2″ squares–but their affordability and flexibility could help hasten the arrival of the much anticipated Internet of Things.

[ Read Apple WWDC: New MacBooks, iOS 6, Mountain Lion. ]

Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America, said in a statement that Samsung sees “an opportunity to expand the value of NFC beyond mobile payments.”

Samsung suggests that TecTiles have the potential to transform how businesses engage with customers. A store using a TecTile could, for example, program the tag to send a text message, load a Web page, launch an application, display a notification, or perform some other marketing or social networking function. A cinema could post a TecTile on a wall to offer customers the chance to mute their NFC-enabled Android phones as they enter the theater.

TecTiles could also be used for personal convenience. A TecTile on the table beside one’s bed could alter phone settings to prevent calls from interrupting one’s sleep. A TecTile in one’s car could disable texting. A TecTile in one’s office could enable access to the office Wi-Fi network.

Such tasks can be accomplished without NFC, using automation apps like AutomateIt and Tasker. But for people disinclined to create automated tasks, TecTiles offer a way to make pre-programmed commands accessible.

TecTiles do not work on metal surfaces and at present work only with these NFC-enabled Android phones: Samsung Galaxy S III on ATT, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular or Verizon; Samsung Galaxy S II on T-Mobile; Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, Sprint, and GSM Unlocked;
Nexus S 4G on Sprint; and Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G on T-Mobile.

Apple does not yet offer NFC technology with its iOS devices, though some industry watchers expect that to change when the iPhone 5 arrives later this year.

At this year’s InformationWeek 500 Conference C-level execs will gather to discuss how they’re rewriting the old IT rulebook and accelerating business execution. At the St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, Calif., Sept. 9-11.

Article source: http://www.informationweek.com/news/development/mobility/240001946

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