Infographic: What Android Users Actually Want from Their Phones

Infographic: What Android Users Actually Want from Their Phones

Aug 13, 2015

It’s the question that plagues smartphone vendors and app developers since the dawn of pocket computing: what do users really want?

Peel, the popular remote replacement application, recently commissioned a survey to find out, and the answers are interesting.

Per the official summary:

– Over 52% of 1000 Android users surveyed say that remote functionality is important to their next phone purchase.

– Of the 400 iPhone/iPad users surveyed, 42% are interested in an IR blaster in their next phone.

– Perhaps most importantly, Android users identified smart remote functionality as a key factor in upgrading to a new smartphone, second only to advanced camera features.

Clearly (according to this survey), TV control is an important feature with regards to selecting specific Android devices.

Here’s a nifty aid that quantifies the collected data visually:


Peel Co-founder and CEO Thiru Arunachalam talks about the increasing use scenarios for smartphones. “While they have emerged globally as a major new use case for smartphones, universal remote capabilities are even more desirable in developing regions because of the wider range of devices they can control in the home such as air conditioners, ceiling fans and heaters,” he says.

It is definitely an interesting batch of data, and it points to the fact that more people look to see that their smartphone hardware does, well, more.

For more information, check out Peel Smartphone app page. More analysis can be gleaned from Peel’s blog post.

[]via Peel Blog Post]

Peel Makes Discovering What’s Good on TV Right Now Much Easier

Peel Makes Discovering What’s Good on TV Right Now Much Easier

May 23, 2012

Can’t find anything good on TV? There’s an app for that! Peel is an app that utilizes user preferences and information to help find the best shows to watch at any given time. Users select from their favorite genres, input their TV provider and optional demographic information, and then Peel provides information on which shows are currently on, prioritizing based on favorite genres. There are other ways to get recommendations as well, with the ability to choose by genre (though for some reason Peel categorizes Aqua Teen Hunger Force as a drama) and to add favorite channels to see what’s on those.

As well, users can register with Peel and add friends, sharing recommendations, favorite programs, and even seeing what their friends are watching. This includes the ability to share those “Guilty pleasure” shows, which is perfect for those Glee fans who want people to know that they like to watch the show, they just feel bad about it. Peel is available now as a free download from Google Play.