ZigBee integrated in Samsung and HTC smartphones?

According to Pocket-lint

article-titleSamsung devices might in future incorporate support for ZigBee wireless technology – so your next Samsung Galaxy smartphone could directly control your automated home, Pocket-lint has been told by a source close to the matter.

The ZigBee Alliance has a set of standard protocols that pulls together the wireless control of various products, from lighting to switches, to heating controls, giving you smart home automation. The Philips Hue, for example, uses ZigBee.

Samsung is no stranger to ZigBee, having previously produced various ZigBee products as part of the alliance. Earlier in the year, Samsung announced a new line of ZigBee-compatible retrofit LED lightbulbs. Support for the standards, however, would mean that all control could be easily integrated into your device, rather than needing a separate remote, or a selection of different control apps: it could be a one-stop ZigBee shop.

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Source: .pocket-lint.com