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LG Optimus Vu 2 Will Sport an Infrared Universal Remote Control

LG promised that its upcoming Optimus Vu 2 Android phablet will be the world’s first device with QRemote, an infrared remote control system that allows you to take over any device around the house. That includes remote controlling a TV, audio system, air conditioning and many other devices. The controller device doesn’t even need to be made by LG.

The QRemote app is accessible from the lock screen and it’s shown in the image above. It comes preinstalled on the Vu 2, that may just be announced at this week’s IFA 2012 event in Berlin. The device will be released in South Korea next month, a very strange release date, considering the first Optimus Vu with Tegra 3 CPU is only now debuting on the international market. And we’re talking here about a model announced in February!

It’s very likely that something got lost in translation and this “Vu 2” is actually the first Vu with quad core CPU and the preinstalled remote control app, plus international availability. One thing is for sure: one Vu model is coming to the US via Verizon Wireless dubbed LG Intuition. This one is coming on September 15th. We’ll see if it has any remote control app…