Samsung to Update TecTiles to Newer NFC Specs
Samsung said that it plans to soon offer a new version of its TecTiles, or programmable NFC tags, that will be compatible with the company's newer smartphones. The first version of TecTiles that Samsung brought to market last year used an older protocol that preceded the finalized NFC specification. The effect is that newer devices, such as the Galaxy S 4, can not read those older tags. "TecTile 2 will use the current NFC technology on the market, allowing Samsung customers to further incorporate NFC into their daily lives," said Samsung in a statement provided to Phone Scoop. "As industry standards continue to evolve, Samsung remains committed to meeting those standards and adapting its technologies if necessary." The updated TecTiles 2 will be available in the coming weeks.
NFC Forum Updates NFC Specification
The NFC Forum today provided an update to the core NFC specification. The update includes two new specifications and two new candidate specifications.
NFC Forum Approves New Security Specification
The NFC Forum today approved the Signature Record Type Definition (RTD) 2.0 technical specification, which will help authenticate the data stored on NFC tags. According to the NFC Forum, Signature RTD 2.0 lets developers verify the integrity of data within NFC Data Exchange Format messages, which is the core of how NFC tags and devices communicate with one another.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
iOS 11 to Let Developers Access the iPhone 7's NFC Radio
Apple is about to let iPhone owners use their handsets' NFC radios for more than just Apple Pay. Apple today introduced the CoreNFC API, which will permit the iPhone's NFC radio to detect NFC tags and read the information contained therein.
Does anybody use TecTiles?
i have another TecTiles at my car dash, when i tap it, it automatically turn on brightness 100% ...