Should Old Android Phones Go to Waste?

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android phones, outdated android phonesIs there anything else you can do with your old Android phone?

Do you have an old Android phone lying somewhere around the house? If you are like most people who keep on upgrading their gadgets as soon as new models are released, then you are probably wondering what to do with your old smartphone.?

Well, aside from the obvious and more traditional options such as selling your old smartphone, trading it in or recycling it or being more generous and giving it away to a relative or donating it for a worthy cause, you can also use it in a number of more ingenious ways. Are you ready to explore the possibilities? Well, here are some things you can do with your old Android phone.

Use it as a remote. Did you know that with the right apps, you can turn your old Android phone into a remote control device for your computer, TV or home entertainment system? Yes, you can! Just download the right apps for the job (TiVo, Google TV, Dish Remote Access, SlingPlayer) and you can control your electronic devices straight from your old Android device.

Turn it into a free WiFi/Bluetooth hotspot. You can also use your old Android device to provide WiFi access in places where you don’t have one. Consider downloading apps such as FoxFi and Personal Hotspot and you can enjoy unlimited WiFi access anywhere you go!

Use it as a security monitor. Your old Android phone makes an excellent security camera and/or nursery monitor. Visit the Google Play store and you will see several apps (IP Webcam, IP Cam Viewer Lite and Pro versions and CameraFTP’s Mobile Security Camera) that can be used for this purpose.

Use it as a diversion for the kids. Do you want to keep your kids off your hair as you try to get some work done? If you do, you may want to put that old smartphone into good use. Download some kid apps and let your kids have fun playing with it. Just remember to turn the WiFi off before you hand them that phone and you can finally enjoy some peace and quiet for a change.

Make it your ideal kitchen companion. Did you know that your old phone can be your perfect kitchen companion? You can use your spare smartphone as a shopping list organizer or as an all-around kitchen assistant. Some of the most popular and most useful kitchen apps include Recipe, LG Kitchen, Women’s Kitchen, 1000 Recipes, Kitchen Timer and Kitchen Calculator. There’s a lot more where it came from so feel free to take your pick!

Don’t let your old smartphone go to waste. Give it another lease on life.?

Do you have any more ideas on how you can use your spare Android device? Feel free to share them with us!