“With the proliferation of new Android-based phones being announced each week, Beacon for Android was a natural progression for us,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology. “We look forward to bringing the most powerful and easiest-to-use remote control to the Android user base.”
Beacon works by converting Bluetooth signals from smartphones and tablets into infrared signals required to control consumer electronics devices. Beacon gives users complete control over TVs, DVRs, stereos and other home entertainment devices, but with the flexibility of a touchscreen interface. Best of all, it's a remote that they'll never lose in the couch again.
“Android now has a huge following, and we are really excited about bringing our remote control and tv show listings app to the Android Market,” said Maksim Ioffe, Founder and CEO of Dijit Media. “Our mission is to create the greatest ‘second screen’ entertainment platform, and Android compatibility brings us one step closer to helping millions of people get a little bit more out of their TV experience.”