Back in 2021, Samsung expanded its Galaxy Upcycling program with Galaxy Upcycling at Home. With the help of this, your older Galaxy smartphones get a new life by converting them into a variety of IoT (Internet of Things) devices through a simple software update.
“We created Galaxy Upcycling at Home to enable more people to repurpose their old devices into useful tools, allowing both Samsung and our users to be mindful of the impact we have on the environment,” said Sung-Koo Kim, VP of the Sustainability Management Office, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are rethinking how we use existing resources, and we believe the key to upcycling is to enable solutions that transform old technology into something new by adding value. We are committed to integrating sustainable practices into our day-to-day lives, and through Galaxy Upcycling at Home, users can join our journey toward a more sustainable future.”
The company officially revealed that it is a part of Samsung’s continued commitment to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a global blueprint for the world to achieve a more sustainable and prosperous future for all by 2030 through 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Your Galaxy device detects sound in the home and than analyze the source.
Your older device detects when it gets dark outside. It then signals the lights in your home to turn on, so your pets and your home aren’t stuck in the dark .
Samsung has now released the January 2023 App update for the Galaxy Upcycle with version 22.214.171.124. Download it from here.