5 Other things you can do with Android

Mention Android and people will usually think about phones, right? Well, wait, because Android can do a lot more than just run a phone. In the past we’ve run some random features surrounding this, but I figured it was time to collate everything into one article.

So, if your Android phone has come to the end of it’s life, if you want to make more use of the phone you have or if you’re looking to get a different type of Android-powered device, here’s some ideas!

5 Other things you can do with Android

1 – A Kitchen Radio

A few years back I toyed with internet radios. They’re great – you sit them on your microwave or shelf and stream tunes from all over the world.

However, now you’re probably using a variety of apps to get your music now. Spotify seems to be the “king”, but there’s also Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer and you can also get mixes and DJ sets on sites like SoundCloud or MixCloud. Also, of course, you can listen / watch tunes on YouTube.

For all that, you’ll need an Android phone.

This is why I grabbed an old Bluetooth speaker and then connected it to my old Android phone. The final piece of the puzzle came in the shape of a car phone holder, but instead of sticking it to my windscreen I instead stuck it onto the tiles in the kitchen.

Now, after adding a few apps on there (like iPlayer Radio, TuneIn, Spotify and more) I have a huge selection of tunes and podcasts to play out in the kitchen as I’m making breakfast. Brilliant, and it also acts as an Amazon Echo (of sorts) because the Amazon Alexa app is installed.

5 Other things you can do with Android

2 – A streaming TV box

Android works brilliantly well on these little under-the-TV boxes. You can run TV apps like Google Play Movies, All 4, TVPlayer, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, NOW TV and much more.

You can use the Android TV box to watch your own content with Kodi or Plex. Great for watching your own home footage like birthday videos or days out, and you get to see all the photos you took on your phone too.

Due to the bandwidth requirements on the HD and 4K footage, I don’t use WiFi for this particular solution, so bought some proper Ethernet cabling from RS to ensure that there was no interference and I was getting the absolute top amount of throughput that was possible.

You can also use streaming TV boxes to play music and catch up on the latest “Grand Tour” episodes with Amazon Prime Video. Likewise, if you’ve got Netflix then this will free up your phone so that you can use the Android TV box only.

Most of these Android-powered boxes will also let you into Google Play and they have “wand remotes”, so you can try out Android games too.

5 Other things you can do with Android

3 – A digital car radio

My old car didn’t have any of this flashy DAB radio stuff. I was stuck with FM and the selection of stations was pretty poor. My commute took me from one area to another, so I’d have to re-tune mid-way through the journey or listen to a national station. The problem was, after many months, that most of the stations were very samey and dull. In the morning you heard very similar morning shows, with the traffic reports and two laughing presenters both seemingly trying to cram in more and more ad breaks.

So, I checked how much data my phone would use per hour when streaming digital radio over the internet or listening to tunes on Spotify. Then, thanks to a little FM transmitter that either plugs into your headphone port or out through Bluetooth, you can send the audio to your car radio and enjoy while you drive.

The solution worked very well and, if you have Spotify so that you can download the tunes ahead of time, you can remove the mobile data requirement entirely so that al your tunes come over WiFi when you’re back home.

5 Other things you can do with Android

4 – A web server

We did a rather geeky feature about the “Shed Server”. It involved an old Android phone which was powered purely by solar power. After installing an Apache web server (which is easily don by grabbing it from Google Play), I could upload a web page and then have it serve a site to the world.

The solution here does involve a certain level of “geekiness” as you’ll need to poke holes through your broadband router, but it can be quite a satisfying way to re-use your old smartphone. Plus, thanks to us setting it up so that charge came through via a solar panel, we never had to worry about a big server sucking up a load of electric!

5 Other things you can do with Android

5 – An additional thermostat control

At home we have the Nest thermostat, which is great. The thermostat itself lives in one room and know the temperature. You can adjust it there too, but if you’re upstairs and you don’t have your phone with you, it’ll mean a trip back down stairs just to adjust the temperature.

So, with a small hole in the wall, a cleverly-postioned socket and a phone holder, we can add a second wall controller upstairs!

If there’s any other ideas out there that I’ve not thought of, I’d love to hear from you !!

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Huawei P Smart 2019 – Unboxing

Huawei P Smart 2019   Unboxing

To kick things off for 2019, I have got a new phone from Huawei which went on sale with Vodafone (other networks are available) this morning.

The thing that makes this phone all sorts of brilliant is that this is a perfect “New year, New you”-phone.

It is not ridiculously expensive and currently costs just £219 from Vodafone on one of their Pay as You Go Plans.

As I have also mentioned this phone is going to be available from other retailers and the price will vary accordingly. You can get full details about the device in our earlier story.

So what do you get for that cheap price? Truth be told, the phone has all the specs that you would be wanting, but for a lower price. Plus, it’s all tucked into a very sleek and comfortable shell.

Huawei P Smart 2019   Unboxing

Admittedly there have been some corners cut in order to get the phone down to this low price point.

Specs

Size :Width: 73.4 mm
Height: 155.2 mm
Depth: 7.95 mm
Weight: Approx. 160 g (including the battery)

Colour

  • Midnight Black
  • Aurora Blue
  • Sapphire Blue
Display
Size: 6.21 inches
Resolution: 2340 x 1080 (19.5:9)
Chipset
Hisilicon Kirin 710
Operating System
Android 9 + EMUI 9.0
Memory
3 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM
Network
LTE FDD / WCDMA / GSM
GPS: GPS / AGPS / Glonass
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Micro USB, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hot Spot
Sensors:Fingerprint sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Gravity sensor
EMUI 9.0
Battery: 3400 mAh (typical value)*
In the box: Headset x 1′ Charger x 1, USB cable x 1, Quick Start Guide x 1, Eject tool x 1
Huawei P Smart 2019   Unboxing

Camera

Front camera: 8 M FF
Rear camera: 13 M + 2 M PDAF

Huawei P Smart 2019   Unboxing

As we can see from the specs this is not a phone that is trying to fight with flagships, and to be honest it doesn’t need to. There is a clear need for phones in this category and price segment. This is why Honor and Xioami have been so successful in this space.

Normally I would guide you through the device but, as they say a picture is better than a thousand words. By that logic a video must be worth a few million, so let’s have a look at the unboxing video below.

I will be running this phone as my daily driver for the next few weeks as I always do for my reviews. Check back with us soon for my opinions in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime here are some shots of the phone in all its glory!

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Making your home a smarter home

Remember the old Apple commercials that came out to promote the release of the first iPhones? The slogan was, “There’s an app for that!”

Nowadays, if you have your own home, there truly is an app for nearly everything you could want or need.

Today I decided to take a look at apps that can help you create a “smart home” with your “smart phone”. Some of these I use myself, and – deep down – I’m a bit lazy, so having things happen without me getting up, or without me thinking about it, is really quite good.

Making your home a smarter home

Smart home innovation and adoption is growing at a rapid rate … which is a positive for people both inside and outside of the industry.

Michael Caccavale writes for Forbes and states that..

“Research from Statista predicts that by the end of 2018, more than 45 million smart home devices will be installed in U.S. homes, making the average revenue per home around $490

This is an annual growth rate for the home automation industry of 22% year over year to nearly $20 billion in the U.S.”

Yes, tech companies are understandably rejoicing, but those of us who own our own home are celebrating too. As adoption increases and production scales, these gadgets and solutions are becoming cheaper and ever more functional. That’s a good thing.

A lot of the time you’ll need a trick piece of hardware to go with your smartphone, so here’s a look at some of the innovations we’ve seen here at Coolsmartphone and why you might be interested in them.

Making your home a smarter home

  1. Ring Doorbell

I have to travel or my job, so being able to see who’s stood at my front door is a real bonus. While I’m sat in a hotel somewhere, I can be informed when someone rings my doorbell. I can see who it is, I can communicate with them and I can record video. This is ideal for taking those pesky Amazon packages and proved a complete lifesaver before Christmas!

The Ring doorbell app, which accompanies the Ring doorbell, is one of the best on the market. It has motion sensors that enable you to focus on the important parts in your home while disregarding motion in areas where you’re more likely to pick up false alerts.

It also comes with excellent recording and sharing features.

Making your home a smarter home

  1. August Smart Lock

A smart lock is a nice accompaniment for a video doorbell. I’ve not got myself one as yet but there’s a good selection on the market. The August smart lock looks to be one of the best. It has an app that lets you track activity, provide limited-time access for guests, receive updates, and more.

Here, you can lock and unlock your door remotely. Again, perfect for trusted delivery drivers, or letting relatives and friends in to check your home. You can also let your kids in when they’ve forgotten their keys!

Making your home a smarter home

  1. Nest Thermostat

An old one this, I’ve had one for a while now, but with the addition of smart meters these Nest Thermostats are now being bought by “non-geeks” – something unheard of a few years ago!

Here in the UK it’ll control your heating and ensure that you’re not wasting it. However, it can also control your air conditioning too..

“If you leave for vacation and forget to adjust your cooling schedule, no problem! You can simply open your app and adjust your cooling schedule,” McCombs Supply Co. explains.

Plenty of good options are on the market, but Nest arguably has the best app. The firm offers a variety of other smart home gadgets, so it makes it easy to connect such equipment as cameras, lights, other electrical appliances, and smoke detectors for comprehensive visibility and control.

Making your home a smarter home

  1. Spotify Streaming

Admittedly, this is not a smart-home app in the typical sense, but a music-streaming program like Spotify can certainly be useful and convenient. I can use it when I’m running, when I’m in a hotel, on holiday or as a radio at home. It works across so many devices too, so whether it’s your phone, your TV or your PS4, you can access your playlists and blast out your favourite tunes.

Making your home a smarter home

  1. Philips Hue

Smart, programmable lighting is useful in a variety of situations. When you’re home, it’s convenient to be able to walk in a room and have lights turn on automatically (or for you to have the ability to turn off lights in a different room without having to get up).

When you’re away from home, smart lights are great for home security purposes, and this is why I started looking at them initially. They make it look like you’re at hone. The Philips Hue app, designed to work with Philips smart lights, is one of the easiest and most functional.

Making your home a smarter home

  1. HomeSavvy

It doesn’t come with any sort of smart technology or device, but HomeSavvy is a pretty awesome app to have on your phone. Simply answer a series of questions about your home and the app will post smart reminders when it’s time for tasks like vacuum carpets, service the heating system, or feed the lawn. It’s simple, yet marvelously useful!

Introducing the Smart Home

Smart home technology is only helpful if it’s useful and easy to use. Given the right app, though, a piece of hardware is more than a cool gadget.

It can become a fully customizable solution that will let you take control of your home more easily. From security and comfort to music and lighting, your smartphone can become your mini home control center. We’re officially living in the future!

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Xiaomi launch Mi Mix 3 in the UK

Xiaomi launch Mi Mix 3 in the UK

Xiaomi have today announced its Mi Mix 3 device will launch in the UK on the 16th January, and if you are quick enough, can get a nice £50 discount off the price.

The Mi Mix 3 features a full touch screen with no notch, this is tucked under the screen with a nifty slide out camera up top.

The camera also impresses with a DxOMark score of 108 thanks to a dual camera setup on the back using the same impressive optics seen on the Mi8.

Xiaomi launch Mi Mix 3 in the UK

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will go on sale for £499 starting 16th January and will be available in Black and Blue. We covered the Mi Mix 3 in detail back in October last year. It has an astonishing 10GB of RAM plus…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset
128/256GB storage
Wireless charging
dual-SIM connectivity
3850mAh battery with fast charging
USB-C connectivity
Rear fingerprint sensor

The screen is a 6.4″ FHD+ OLED panel.

XIAOMI MIXES UP THE MARKET WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS NEW PREMIUM FLAGSHIP DEVICE – Mi MIX 3

  • The new device will offers UK customers an innovative magnetic slider and unprecedented full-screen display experience
  • Early bird discount of £50 will be available for a limited time only*

starting from 12pm on 16 Jan

LONDON, UK, 11 January 2019, 12.00pm —Global technology leader Xiaomi today unveils its latest premium flagship product, Mi MIX 3. With the 6GB+128G version available in the UK from January 16th for £499, the newest device joins Xiaomi’s award-winning Mi MIX series. Once again the brand has merged both technology and art – sporting an innovative magnetic slider alongside a beautiful ceramic back which will be available in two standout colours, Sapphire Blue and Onyx Black.

In addition to an unprecedented full-screen display experience, available to UK customers for the first time, Mi MIX 3 features a camera setup that has achieved a DxOMark photo score of 108, and a four-sided curved ceramic back panel.

To reward loyal Mi Fans, Mi MIX 3 will be available on Mi.com, Amazon and Ebuyer with an early bird price of £449* beginning at 12pm on January 16th for a limited time only. For more details, please visit the websites of Mi.com, Amazon and Ebuyer.

Patented magnetic slider offers new interactive experience

Mi MIX 3’s patented slider incorporates neodymium magnets that have been carefully calibrated. Once the screen is pushed down, the magnetic mechanism immediately kicks in and finishes the opening in a snap with just the right amount of force. Xiaomi has dedicated substantial resources to the production process to ensure the slider has a life expectancy of 300,000 cycles in lab tests.

Xiaomi launch Mi Mix 3 in the UKThe slider design not only creates space for front cameras and antenna, but also allows for the maximum full-screen display. Mi MIX 3 employs a 6.39-inch, 2340 x 1080-pixel FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Its bezels have been further reduced from the its predecessor to achieve an extreme screen-to-body ratio of 93.4 percent.

The full-screen slider is fully customizable. Users can slide open the phone to answer calls or customize it to launch different functions. Additionally, there is a special in-game function for the slider, allowing users to access screen capture, screen recorder, or hide notifications during gaming sessions.

World-class photography rated 108 by DxOMark

Mi MIX 3 features a 12MP + 12MP rear dual camera that uses the same sensors as Mi 8. To further improve performance in low-light environments, Xiaomi introduced a steady handheld night photography mode in Mi MIX 3, bundling various useful features including hardware multi-frame noise reduction, AI light metering, and AI image stabilization and calibration.

Coupled with the rear camera’s 4-axis OIS, Mi MIX 3 is Xiaomi’s best smartphone for low-light photos to date. The rear dual camera also features 4K video recording and 960 fps slow-motion video capture, supported by an AI background music feature that automatically adds sound effects according to the flow of motion in the video.

The 24MP + 2MP front module sports a Sony IMX576 main sensor that can capture more details than ever before. In low-light conditions, the sensor uses Super Pixel technology to combine the information of four pixels into one large pixel, resulting in 1.8µm large pixels that greatly improve clarity, especially in indoor and low-light scenarios. The secondary 2M sensor captures depth information to facilitate an AI bokeh effect.

Xiaomi launch Mi Mix 3 in the UK

Beautiful four-sided curved ceramic back

Mi MIX 3 continues the series’ tradition of using unique materials with artistic design, adding a new Sapphire Blue version inspired by the Palace Museum’s ceramic collections. These ceramic pieces are renowned for their beauty and were meticulously made using a complex production process with very precise temperature control.

10W wireless charger shipped with every unit

Mi MIX 3 supports Qi standard wireless charging and comes with a 10W wireless charger that is 30 percent more efficient than its predecessor.

Xiaomi Corporation’s shipment of smartphones exceeded 100 million units by the end of October 2018, successfully reaching the full-year target set at its global core suppliers conference on 13 September 2017. Xiaomi has reached the target two months ahead of schedule, and it exceeds the unit shipment of 90 million in 2017.

According to Xiaomi’s Q3 results, in the third quarter of 2018, Xiaomi’s smartphones segment recorded revenue of approximately RMB35.0 billion (£4 billion), representing an increase of 36.1% year-on-year, which was mainly driven by increases in both smartphone sales volume and the average selling price. As of October 26, 2018, Xiaomi’s smartphone shipments exceeded 100 million units, successfully achieving our full-year target more than two months ahead of schedule.

Revenue from the IoT and lifestyle products segment grew the fastest year-on-year by 89.8% to RMB10.8 billion.

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America rises up – Sports Betting about to explode?

Since May 14th 2018, seven US States have entered the sports betting market. For such a long time, Las Vegas has been inextricably linked to gaming, but after the US Supreme Court overturned the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, there’s about to be a big rise in the US.

Here in the UK, gambling is part of sports culture. Some $20 billion was wagered for the year ending March 2017, and there’s a huge amount of competition on Google Play to capture your attention. Gaming companies spend millions on making sharp, slick, attractive designs for their mobile apps, and trying to keep their normal website layout familiar to the mobile experience.

It’s a big ask.

America rises up   Sports Betting about to explode?

For the traditional bookies on the street, it’s been a huge wake-up call. Their websites weren’t easy to navigate on mobile phones, the links on the text were too small to click on easily and the because the site doesn’t adapt properly for display on a phone screen. Some are just far too cluttered to condense down properly. Some are still using Flash in this day and age, which is obviously a complete no-go as far as the iPhone is concerned. Then there’s the issue of having options that involve scrolling left, right, up or down forever to find what you want. Even if the basic design isn’t too bad, some websites insist on using half the available screen space to try to force you to download their app instead of showing you what you want to see. Reddit is the absolute worst for this, which frequently prompts complaints from its users.

America rises up   Sports Betting about to explode?

An example of a bad mobile design

All of the companies and websites who suffer from these issues could learn a great deal from the world of online casinos. Mobile gaming is now responsible for several billion dollars a year of the money that gambling websites make, and so it’s in their interests to provide a smooth experience that’s easy to access, and to get where you want to do. All online slot websites exist to make money, and therefore they want to put you in a position where you’re able to give them that money as quickly as possible, without inconveniencing you on the way. For that reason, the developers they use are very good at making smartphone-friendly websites.

As a case in point, we’re going to look at one of them in particular, and it’s one that was only launched this year; specifically, the Money Reels slots website. At first glance the site may actually look basic, but everything you see (and don’t see, for that matter) is very deliberate. Plenty of time and money will have been spent on researching the best way to build this website before it was launched, and the conclusion was clearly that a stripped-down site without distracting frills or excessive animation was the way to go. So what’s to like about it?

Firstly, there’s the buttons. How many times have you tried to access a site on your mobile and either not been able to press the menu, login or any other button at all because it’s too small on the screen? Even more frustratingly, how many times have you accidentally clicked the button next to the one you wanted, and been taken to the wrong page as a result, and then given up? It’s an absurd situation to put users in given how easy the issue is to rectify, and the Money Reels website shows us exactly how; make the buttons bigger. ‘Login’ is a big, bold, friendly purple button. The menu button is almost thumb sized. The ‘Join Now’ button (that’s the one they really want you to click) is an unmissable bar across the middle of the screen. None of these features are as large on the ‘normal’ version of the website as they are on the smartphone version; they’ve been optimized to help you out. Many of the websites you visit on a regular basis are yet to work out that very few of us have stick-thin fingers and precision control. Online slot websites have.

Next up, scroll down the screen (you’ll note that there’s no need to scroll left or right; everything is positioned vertically to make it easier for you). See what happens to those buttons? They come down the screen with you. They don’t get in the way of anything else or obscure the content you’re trying to read, they’re just helpfully positioned so you always have access to them when you need to. That’s simple, it’s convenient, and it’s something that doesn’t happen enough. We’ve given ourselves thumb strain in the past from reading down to the bottom of an article and then scrolling all the way back up to find the menu so we can go to other pages.

Whilst you’re scrolling, note how things are ordered. The first thing you saw was an offer to join up. Underneath that, you’ve got a long list of the games you can choose to play. The excess information; the dull legal things and the terms and conditions; all come at the very end. They’re not hidden, they’re just put somewhere less important because they’re less important to the people who log in to play online slots with their phones. Within a second of arriving on the Money Reels site, you know what it is, what it does, and how to use it. It’s simplicity, but delivered excellently.

America rises up   Sports Betting about to explode?

Above all else, consider its functionality for its purpose. It’s a gambling website, which exists to provide you a platform to gamble on. Because of that, the very top of the display lets you load, and below that, you’re straight into the games. They’re not hidden behind a separate link, or split across an endless number of pages, or behind a login wall. They’re right in front of you the moment you log on. There is no delay between arriving on the site, and finding the content you were looking for. Compare that to the way that most shopping websites work.

Whilst we appreciate that many websites won’t have as singular a purpose as Money Reels does, the basic aspects of the design are ones that any website could learn from when considering their smartphone users; make the buttons easier to access for fingers and thumbs, and organize the content so that the things most people want are right there on the home page. It’s not rocket science. It’s just intelligent design. Right now, it seems like casino websites are doing it better than anyone else.

With a massive increase in betting across the USA in 2019, these tips will need to be picked up by anyone wanting to get their app or website noticed.

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T-Mobile Launches Caller ID Verification

T-Mobile has now launched Caller Verified technology, which uses the STIR and SHAKEN standards to confirm that caller ID information hasn’t been spoofed. The anti-robocall service is currently available only on the Galaxy Note9, but is coming to other T-Mobile smartphones “later this year”. The technology requires other telecom companies around the world to also implement STIR / SHAKEN in order to work for all legitimate calls. When caller ID info is confirmed authentic, “Caller Verified” will appear on the phone’s incoming call screen.

Source: Phone Scoop – Latest News

Sprint Tests 5G in San Diego

Sprint this week reached a milestone toward launching 5G when it successfully tested 5G in the real world, on its network in San Diego. The company used a smartphone test device from Qualcomm and network equipment from Nokia. Sprint’s 5G network uses massive MIMO technology in Sprint’s unique 2.5 GHz band. Sprint’s tests have demonstrated 5G delivering a 4-10x increase in capacity and speed compared to 4G LTE. Sprint plans to launch 5G in nine cities by the middle of the year.

Source: Phone Scoop – Latest News

CAT S48c Rugged Phone Coming to Verizon

The ultra-rugged CAT S48c will soon be available to Verizon business customers, the two brands announced this morning. The S48c has been available with Sprint since early November. The Verizon version will have 64GB os internal storage and a two-year warranty (including screen breakage), but is otherwise the same as the Sprint version. The phone is well-rated for being waterproof and rugged, as well as extreme temperature ranges and safe for areas with flammable materials. Its screen is protected by extra-thick Gorilla Glass 5 in front, and a special metal plate behind it. The screen works through gloves and with wet hands, and the camera has an underwater mode. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. It also has a 4,000 mAh battery, NFC, USB-C, and a 13-megapixel camera. The CAT S48c will be available through Verizon business channels by the end of January.

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Samsung Announces Next Unpacked Event

Samsung’s next big launch event for a Galaxy-brand product will be February 20th in San Francisco. The company is teasing the event with a “10” and the Galaxy brand. Last year’s flagships were the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note9, so the next version is logically the 10, and it will be the ten-year anniversary of the Galaxy S series in March.

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New Pressure-Sensitive Touch Panel Tech Pairs Well with Flexible Displays

There’s a new touch panel technology in town, and it’s coming to next year’s phones with flexible displays. Sensel makes touch panels that have the precision and multi-touch capability of today’s capacitive touch technology, but are better suited to the flexible displays coming to phones this year and next. Sensel touch panels can can measure the amount of pressure applied, and work perfectly underwater. Sensel is working with two different companies to launch phones with this technology in 2020, one with a bending display, and one with a fixed, curved display.

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