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Kick start your smart home by upcycling your old samsung phone


Samsung has rolled out a software update allowing users to turn their old Samsung phones into makeshift smart home devices.

The tech giant announced its Galaxy Upcycling at Home scheme at CES 2021 back in January, but now users in the US, UK and South Korea can benefit from the program in its beta stage.

Essentially, Samsung’s thinking is to reduce waste. It’s likely we all have several old phones lying around the house, and while these products still maintain functionality, the company has developed an initiative to convert them from dust-collecting relics to working IoT (internet of things) devices.

While the update won’t turn your old Samsung phone into anything close to a Google Nest Hub ...


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