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Mobile Apps Moving to Control More Home Devices

The Internet of Things, a set of connected devices running on software and sensors that allow them to exchange data, is gaining traction in India through smartphones. A survey by the California-headquartered Peel Technologies, which deals in smart home control solutions, said 85 per cent of Indian consumers preferred a universal remote control feature in their smartphones. Smartphone companies are introducing devices that can control various consumer electronic products. Infrared and Wi-Fi enabled smartphones used to be available in mobiles priced above Rs 15,000. Of late, handset manufacturers have started introducing models in the sub-Rs 10,000 category to tap the growing demand.

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