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    Default Will Google S4 include IR Function?

    Just curious if anyone has any idea if the Google edition S4 will include the IR functionality? I figure perhaps the Samsung app will be gone, but wouldn't there be 'an app for that?' On Google Play? Would hate to lose access to a certain piece of hardware by ditching a carrier S4. Kind of excited about losing the Samsung and TMobile bloat. I have no interest in boot loading/ROMs/etc. - I think they made this phone for me... :-)
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    Default Re: Will Google S4 include IR Function?

    Google will not include it but it's just an app.. I think this is it



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    Everyone is guessing hardware and sensors will all be the same. If that is the case, we'll just need to find another app to utilize but shouldn't be an issue about it being non-functional.
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    Incorrect, Android doesn't have an API for IR. It might come in a new Android version, but right now every phone with it uses a different api

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyships View Post
    Incorrect, Android doesn't have an API for IR. It might come in a new Android version, but right now every phone with it uses a different api

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    exactly this. I would think 4.3 would probably add this since they are releasing these google edition phones with IR capabilities. As it stands right now, even with an app, it will not work on 4.2.2
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    No smart features either. Samsung has their own code in the smart functions which they will not release.
    Galaxy S4 >>>>>> your phone
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    Default Re: Will Google S4 include IR Function?

    Quote Originally Posted by satannik View Post
    No smart features either. Samsung has their own code in the smart functions which they will not release.
    which for me, and a lot of others, is a good thing
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    Default Re: Will Google S4 include IR Function?

    The answer is No.
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    Default Re: Will Google S4 include IR Function?

    On an unofficial CM10.1 on xda its workin just fine... Tested it myself...

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    Default Re: Will Google S4 include IR Function?

    Quote Originally Posted by grndsers-rcng View Post
    On an unofficial CM10.1 on xda its workin just fine... Tested it myself...

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    Go to xda/t-mobile SGS4 thread/general discussion/CM nightlies/Read the thread...

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    Default Re: Will Google S4 include IR Function?

    I confirm the IR works perfectly fine, just download watchon from the play store.

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    I actually saw a review where it worked on the s4 but not the one. I wasn't sure what the app was called but if I find out I'll update.

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    Default Re: Will Google S4 include IR Function?

    The Watch On app in the play store makes the IR Baster work the exact same as the touchwiz S4.
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    Default Re: Will Google S4 include IR Function?

    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    The Watch On app in the play store makes the IR Baster work the exact same as the touchwiz S4.
    this - i don't even know where my tv remote is anymore.. well i guess i never did
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    Default Re: Will Google S4 include IR Function?

    Quote Originally Posted by kyoo View Post
    this - i don't even know where my tv remote is anymore.. well i guess i never did
    So true! My kids hide the remotes to keep me from controlling it and it took several weeks before they realized dad had the control of the S4!

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