Millions of users in Europe have an old Android mobile that they want to use, such as turning it into a GPS locator. The usual thing is that to give it some other use, an app is downloaded for it. Samsung looks to go further with its older Galaxy phones, as they officially announced during their conference at CES 2021.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Upcycling at Home program, a program to recycle our old Galaxy phones at home. The idea is to give a new use to this old device inside the house. It will provide ideas and advice for users to reuse these devices.
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The operation of this program is curious, because Samsung will release an optional software update for older devices in its Galaxy line. This update is responsible for introducing new functions in the device, in order to give it a new use in your home. The brand also gave several examples of possible uses.
For example, a mobile could be used as a monitor to monitor your baby. By placing the device on a charger in the baby’s room, special software will be able to detect if the baby is crying and send you a notification. Additionally, Knox can also be used for security inside your home or use the SmartThings app to detect if there is little light in a room in your home and turn on smart lighting inside. home, if necessary.
For the moment, we do not know which Samsung mobiles will be the ones receive this update to give them a new use. The list of specific models will surely soon be known. In the video you can see models like the Galaxy S9 or the S8, so it could be phones that are three years old or older, the ones that are part of the program.
This Samsung program is touted as a good initiative to reduce the number of devices thrown away or left unused in a drawer at home. So many users across the world are benefiting from it and can use their old Galaxy phones for new use.
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