1. K Sizl's Avatar
    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... :-)
    05-21-2013 08:35 PM
  2. rubi76's Avatar
    Google will not include it but it's just an app.. I think this is it

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.peel.app

    And another one here:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...e.home.samsung




    Sent from my Nexus
    05-21-2013 10:13 PM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    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.
    05-22-2013 01:31 PM
  4. jonnyships's Avatar
    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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    satannik likes this.
    06-23-2013 12:36 AM
  5. mattopotamus's Avatar
    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

    Posted via Android Central App
    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
    06-26-2013 06:42 AM
  6. satannik's Avatar
    No smart features either. Samsung has their own code in the smart functions which they will not release.
    06-26-2013 07:05 AM
  7. mattopotamus's Avatar
    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
    kjnangre likes this.
    06-26-2013 09:58 AM
  8. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    The answer is No.
    06-26-2013 11:03 PM
  9. grndsers-rcng's Avatar
    On an unofficial CM10.1 on xda its workin just fine... Tested it myself...

    Sent from my SGS4 using Tapatalk 2
    06-29-2013 02:40 AM
  10. grndsers-rcng's Avatar
    On an unofficial CM10.1 on xda its workin just fine... Tested it myself...

    Sent from my SGS4 using Tapatalk 2
    Go to xda/t-mobile SGS4 thread/general discussion/CM nightlies/Read the thread...

    Sent from my SGS4 using Tapatalk 2
    06-29-2013 02:42 AM
  11. rubi76's Avatar
    I confirm the IR works perfectly fine, just download watchon from the play store.

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using AC Forums mobile app
    jsabo likes this.
    06-29-2013 09:19 AM
  12. Droid4Core's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-05-2013 12:40 AM
  13. planoman's Avatar
    The Watch On app in the play store makes the IR Baster work the exact same as the touchwiz S4.
    07-25-2013 10:10 AM
  14. kyoo's Avatar
    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
    07-25-2013 10:19 AM
  15. planoman's Avatar
    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!

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-25-2013 11:46 AM

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