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Belkin flips the switch on an official Android app for WeMo home automation products

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Belkin’s WeMo connected home products are no longer iOS only. On Monday, the company released an Android app for its WeMo suite of devices that can control lights and appliances through a home Wi-Fi network. The free software is for Android 4.0 or better smartphones and tablets.

Belkin initially made a smart decision when designing the WeMo modules by choosing Wi-Fi as the supported network method. Having put together my own home automation system, I know that the various network options — Insteon, ZigBee, Z-Wave and X10 to name a few — can make for a challenging project. Some devices work with one protocol while others don’t.

Belkin WeMo SwitchWi-Fi is more far universal and is something that most consumers already have experience with. It’s very likely they also have a home Wi-Fi network so the WeMo products work with existing infrastructure.

But I never understood why Belkin originally limited…

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