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  • Editing Team 11:47 on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Use S Beam? 

    When people talk about NFC, many of them may first think about mobile payments. But in fact, NFC can do much more than that. Samsung has given us two very impressive examples of what NFC can do beyond mobile payments — they are S Beam and TecTiles. This passage will mainly focus on S Beam.

    You may think that Samsung touts this feature, but if you try it, you’ll find it very useful. This one is rather simple:

    ■First make sure that both devices have the NFC and S Beam setting turned on.

    ■Open the content you want to share. You can share music, pictures, videos, contacts, web page links, even links to an application on Google Play Store. To share a link to an application, open the application and follow the steps below.

    ■Touch the devices together, back to back.

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    ■On the device you are sending the content from, the screen will show Touch to beam. Touch the content on the screen to begin the beaming process.

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    ■When prompted, separate the two devices and the content will begin to transfer.

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    ■When the transfer is complete, the content will be shown on the receiving device’s screen.

    NOTE: Before the S Beam connection can be made, both devices must be active — they cannot be in the lock screen or screen off mode. When the device’s screen is locked or off, the NFC communication is turned off as part of the device’s security features.

    Of course you can always email files, but once you are familiar with sharing with S Beam, sending an email to a person sitting in the same room will feel silly.

     
  • Editing Team 14:32 on January 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Samsung Promotes NFC with Galaxy Pop-up Store in Hong Kong 

    Samsung is promoting the NFC S-Beam capabilities of its Galaxy smartphones with a smart poster-based store-within-a-store in Hong Kong.

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    The Galaxy Pop-Up Store concept was developed by Hong Kong-based mobile and NFC specialist Aigens and has been installed at Samsung’s retail outlets at Harbor City and Time Square in Hong Kong.

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    “While looking like an ordinary poster, Galaxy Pop-up Store provides much more interactivity to engage users,” says Aigens. “Users can retrieve interactive contents such as Hi-Def movies or a full music album by simply tapping their NFC phones to the pop-up store”.

     
  • Editing Team 17:02 on July 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Replacing Android Beam, Here Comes Samsung S Beam 

    Samsung-GalaxySIII-S-beam-nfc-rfid-blogSamsung S Beam is a brand new technology to share or transfer files. With S Beam, tapping two devices together and you can quickly share various files on your phone to the other: photos, music, videos, contacts and even the websites you’re browsing. It also amazes people with its transferring speed. As is said by Samsung, theoretically S Beam can transfer in a speed of 300M per second. In terms of operating convenience and transferring speed, Samsung S Beam is no doubt a clear victory over Bluetooth. In the future, it may replace Bluetooth and become the most ordinary way to share and transfer files between smartphones.

    NFC enables devices to transfer with a tap, but is limited to smaller file sizes. Wi-Fi Direct allows for large files transferring, but it’s not convenient enough to operate. So here comes Samsung S Beam, pairing with NFC and transferring with Wi-Fi Direct, which properly combines the advantages of both.

    So what’s the difference between S Beam and Android Beam? Let’s start from NFC and Android phones. The first NFC-enabled Android phone is Nexus S, but it only allows the phones to be used as bank cards, bus cards, etc. Only when Android 4.0, namely Android Beam, is released does using NFC to transfer data become a reality. With Android Beam, users can share files on phones with a tap. As is mentioned above, Samsung S Beam allows for sharing of music, photos, videos and various files, but Android Beam only allows for sharing of websites and contacts. It’s impossible to share files like music or videos with Android Beam, for contacts are the biggest files it can transfer.

    It seems more likely that Android Beam is an experiment. The limitation of file size prevents it from popularizing. On the other hand, Samsung S Beam is more mature: convenient sharing with a tap, high speed transferring with Wi-Fi Direct. S Beam is a clear victory over any transferring mode on mobile phones.

    The first NFC-enabled Android phone is Samsung Nexus S, the first Android phone with Android Beam is Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and now the first Android phone with S Beam is Samsung Galaxy S3. By far, every important promotion of NFC on Android phones has been made by Samsung. Among many handset-makers, there’s no doubt that Samsung contributes the most to the development of NFC.

     
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