Android: The next generation

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Vizio Via Phone

The Vizio brand is new to smartphones; the company is best known for its low-cost TVs. But the Via Phone takes advantage of that TV history by integrating an infrared remote control capability into its otherwise generic Android smartphone, allowing you to control your TV and stereo system with your most ubiquitous device. Unlike the usual iOS and Android approach of using Wi-Fi-based remote-control apps, the Via Phone doesn't require you have Internet-connected home theater equipment to work.

Developer: Vizio
U.S. network: Unknown
Price: Unknown
Release date: Unknown

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