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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dignan17, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Dignan17

    Dignan17 Well-Known Member
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    Greetings!

    After reading the review of Sony's latest Android phone and the nifty NFC tag solution they've thought up, I was left wishing that the NFC in my Verizon Galaxy Nexus wasn't completely useless.

    I don't know anyone else who has a GN, and I don't want to use Google Wallet on my phone (I don't have any vendors near me that use it anyway), so basically NFC is completely useless for me.

    The Sony solution, however, is to give you a bunch of these NFC tags to place at home, at work, in the car, etc, and you can set them to change settings on your phone and launch applications. This sounds fantastic to me. If possible, how might I go about getting such a thing on my Galaxy Nexus?
     



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  2. quiklives

    quiklives Android Enthusiast

  3. litrekid

    litrekid Member

    I just ordered some from tagstand and they were not formatted and still work great. I had a hard time getting any of them to work at all but eventually they all started working one by one. I am on 4.0.4 and switched to the latest cm9 nightly and they would work but would do all kinds of different things they were not programed for. Not sure what's up there but works great on 4.0.4.
     
  4. Dignan17

    Dignan17 Well-Known Member
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    Nice! Thanks folks. So I assume I can use the phone to program the stickers, right? So I don't need the very expensive kits?
     
  5. That is correct, NFC task launcher will program the tags from your phone.
     
  6. Dignan17

    Dignan17 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nice! Thanks folks. This is awesome...
     
  7. zetroc

    zetroc Android Enthusiast

    Any recommendations as to which tags to buy? I see that the ultralight ones have a smaller capacity than the 1K. Does this matter? What could I accomplish with the 1K that I can't with the Ultralight?
     
  8. prostang

    prostang Well-Known Member

    Any idea if placing tags on car mounts will do any harm?
     
  9. tdub88

    tdub88 Android Enthusiast


    Harm to what? It will not harm the phone if that is what you mean.
     

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