The Latest Feature to Become a New Standard in Cell Phones and the Havoc It’ll Cause (Video)

First cell phones took over internet devices, then GPS devices, then, through apps, more and more electronics became assimilated into the cell “phone”. I think it’s about time the TV Remote went a similar way. Thanks to HTC and Samsung’s success of their new flagship devices with built-in infrared sensors and user-friendly software, I think more and more cell phone manufacturers should go this route and let us remove one more electronic from our lives.

Pros

  • Simply click a show to get taken straight to it. No need to scroll through a guide forever or remember channels.
  • Search for shows and channels using a touchscreen keyboard instead of d-pad.
  • Set reminders on the device that’s always within arms reach for when shows are coming on.
  • Control any TV, cable box, home entertainment center with one device.
  • See how far a show is in without having to go to it.
  • See shows on the homescreen you’d be interested in based on selections you make when opening the app.

Cons

  • Havoc, chaos, and armegeddon ensue at all bars, gyms, living rooms, and anywhere else with a TV.

Worth it, don’t you think?

7 responses to “The Latest Feature to Become a New Standard in Cell Phones and the Havoc It’ll Cause (Video)”

  1. Aggienitewing says:

    you forget that the sony xperia zl also has a universal remote. Sony actual started this and then other manufactures jumped on board. Sony Tablet s,then xperia tablet S, and now xperia tablet Z all had the remote software going back 3 years.

    • Charles says:

      AND Sony’s software works on ALL TV’s and other devices via IR, unlike Samsung S4 that only supports Samsung TV’s

      • Jay says:

        Wrong. Samsungs S4 does not work only on Samsung TV’s. I have a LG TV a Panasonic TV, a Yamaha Receiver and a Panasonic Receiver between my bedroom and living room and the S4 works on all 4 of these devices.

  2. Arminder says:

    Even my Nokia 6708 had IR and remote softwares for TVs and lots of other electronic equipments from various manufactures and had learning feature to record for whatever you want, all that way back in 2005 and I had used that in public like increasing the volumes for display TVs. I fail to see the point of having this article now 8 years later.

  3. et3rnal says:

    But they ca do it without IR! then there will be no dark side

  4. TheSony/AppleFanatic says:

    Evil! I cant wait to try this out.

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