LG Optimus Vu 2 will come with infrared universal remote control. Verizon’s Intuition could be launched on September 15
LG has announced that its Optimus Vu 2 Android smartphone will be the world’s first to feature QRemote – a newly developed infrared remote control system that lets users control pretty much any device in their house: TV, audio system, air conditioning etc. The controlled device doesn’t have to be made by LG. A QRemote app (accessible even from the lock screen – see the screenshot below) will obviously come pre-installed on the Vu 2.
LG says the Optimus Vu 2 with QRemote will be released in South Korea next month (September). Strangely, next month is also when the original Optimus Vu will debut globally with a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Or maybe this global Optimus Vu and the Optimus Vu 2 are not really different device? We can’t know for sure at the moment.
In any case, September should be really interesting for LG, especially since the South Korean company is also getting ready to introduce a new flagship Android smartphone – the Optimus G. Moreover, LG will launch the Optimus Vu / Intuition in the US via Verizon Wireless. Two press photos of the intuition have appeared over at DroidDog, suggesting that the handset might become available starting September 15. We’ll let you know if this happens.
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