Samsung said on Wednesday it had launched new software that will allow and give access to the customers to convert their older Galaxy smartphones to various types of IoT Devices. The new platform called Galaxy Upcycling at Home is an expansion of its Galaxy Upcycling program and is aimed at giving new life to older devices.
The device has an intriguing part where it can get converted into smart home IoT Devices such as a childcare monitor, a pet care solution, or a light sensor. The South Korean tech giant has said that it is aiming to launch the feature in the upcoming weeks as the consumers are going frustrated with the lack of technical know-how about the updates in recent times.
Older devices can also be set up to act as light sensors. They will measure the brightness of a room and automatically turn on the lights or the TV through SmartThings if it becomes Darker and linear than the presumed standard. The update will also unleash battery optimization solutions to minimize battery usage so that the devices can be utilized for long periods of time for these new functions. The new functions would also indulge in a soothing sound with the assistance of an artificial intelligence solution that enhances the device’s ability to distinguish sounds.