Today’s Smartphones are going beyond the limits so that an Android/iOS/Symbian based Smartphone is much bigger than a communication device in use. What to say, most of the smartphones available in our market is also some computers compressed in size. Due to this change, utilities of our Android Devices are also breaking the limits in the case of utility as well. But the sad fact is that a majority is still aware about Android’s (Other OS based smartphones are also having these features but we are taking Android as it being a popular one) endless possibilities which extends upto the programming section from silly multimedia uses.
So here, we are introducing you some cool features and apps for your Android Device so that you can make the maximum use of the device rather than just communication or surfing the internet. Most of the following techniques will be probably working on Smartphones which bears some Connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc (Because I’d seen an Android Smartphone with none of these connectivity features last day.)
As a Wi-Fi Router
The technique to use your Smartphone as a wireless router is a familiar one while compared to the others listed below. Using this feature you can share internet connection with anyone who has a Wi-Fi enabled device such as a Netbook or Laptop. Suppose if you’re having a good internet connection (3G/EDGE) on mobile but lacks in your laptop, this technique is very much useful.
This technique is very much precious when you’re going outside with your laptop. You can set up this very easily under the menu ‘MenuàSettingsàWireless and Network Settingsà Wireless Hotspot OR Tethering Option. Even if you don’t see a menu called ‘Wireless Hotspot’, you can also get an app from Play Store if your device has a Wi-Fi connectivity option.
Wireless Media Streaming To TV
Digital Living Network Alliance, commonly known as DLNA is enabling this feature. Through this awesome feature, you can easily stream media from one Android device to another compatible one. Lots of Apps making use of DLNA is available in the market and a popular one is BubbleUPnP. You can download this Application from Google Play by paying no money.
Once you’ve installed the Application on your Android device, you can easily stream photos, movies or any other media content to TV by making Wi-Fi a medium. What you need on the other side is of DLNA compatible TV or HTPC or Tablet PC.
Touchpad or Remote Control
You can simply turn your Android device to a Remote Control of your PC by using Apps such as RemoteDroid and gPad. Users have to move their fingers on touch screen of Android device in order to control cursor of your PC.
This App can also turn your device’s screen into a Keyboard so that you can also make your device a Wireless keyboard in necessary situations. So this technique is a quite practical one
As a Web Server
By using Apps like FTPDroid, you can make your device a web server and hence to connect other devices with your device and transfer data between them. Using FTPDroid, you can make your own, little FTP Server on the device.
As a Webcam
As a PC for Downloading
Hope you’ve heard about this App. If you’re a lover of Torrent downloads, you don’t have to miss them when you comes to Android devices. So using the app uTorrent for Android, you can convert your Android Smartphone to a low-power torrent downloading PC. But you’ll have to be on a beneficial data plan or on Wi-Fi to save your pocket
I think I missed some techniques because of my unawareness. So free feel to share your Techniques for converting your Android Device more than Usual. Comment sections are waiting for you.