Technology evolves fast, very fast. New hardware is often quite cheap and much faster than previous generations. Smartphones are no different: you can buy a new Android phone that is top notch for not a lot of money. Needless to say, you may have an old unused Android smartphone laying around and may be wondering: what to do with an old Android phone? Selling it is perhaps not a profitable idea, as old phones will not sell for a high price. So here is a list of some cool things or projects you can do wit that old smartphone you have laying around somewhere in your home.
Use it as a dedicated GPS for your care
From now on, you can leave your main smartphone in your pocket while driving. Download Google Maps offline on your old smartphone and leave it in the car and use it as a dedicated GPS device.
Let it wake you up
Recycle an Android smartphone by leaving it next to your bed and let it wake you up in the morning. It’s easy to let is play a standard tune, or let is download a new song every day (there are apps for this).
Extend your Wi-Fi network
Would you like to have better Wi-Fi at home? Install the fq.router2 app on the outdated Android phone and within a couple of minutes, you have extended the Wi-Fi range at your home or work location.
Monitor your baby with video
With Dormi, you monitor your baby’s every move. Install the app and keep an eye out on your baby with video.
Have you got an old Android device sitting in the drawer that you have no use for? Not anymore – try using it as the child device with Dormi. We have made the effort to ensure it runs from Android 2.3 onward.
Increase your home’s security
Keep an eye out on your home. Install IP Webcam, configure it, and place the Android in a strategic place.
IP Webcam turns your phone into a network camera with multiple viewing options. View your camera on any platform with VLC player or web browser. Stream video inside WiFi network without internet access.