Android is constantly at battle with Apple, but there are a lot of interesting features that the OS company has over its rival, which are sure to make you at least turn your head. As one of the coolest and innovative companies around, Android never ceases to amaze, which is exactly why this list had to be made – below are the top 5 coolest things you probably didn’t know your Android could do. Watch this video by TeQreation to see the complete video review and app links.
5. Expand Your Memory with iKROSS
iKROSS is a lesser known company that has a lot to offer. If you happen to own an Android phone that doesn’t have an SD slot, then memory expansion may seem like an option that’s flown out the window, but with the help of iKROSS, you can expand your memory through the micro USB 2.0 slot.
4. Use an Ethernet Cable for high-speed internet
When most people hear Ethernet cable, they think of old school internet; dial up with scraggly sounds and screeches, but what many don’t know is that it’s still one of the most reliable forms of internet, even more than Wi-Fi. You can do this with your Android phone or tablet by simply purchasing an OTG Cable connector and connecting it with an Ethernet port.
3. Use Your Phone as a Monitor
For many photographers and filmmakers, a monitor is crucial – it assists the artist in making sure not only the composition is perfect, but the angle and overall look as well, which is why using your Android as a DSLR monitor is one of the coolest and most little-known features. The best route is to download the Android app ‘DSLR Controller,’ then connect your phone or tablet to the DSLR for a live feed via USB 2.0.
2. Use Your Phone as a Wireless Mouse
Apple iMacs are known for wowing people with their magic mouse, a tool that allows users to freely control the computer from virtually anywhere in the room, but did you know that Androids offer the same product? By downloading the Remote Mouse app from the Android store, you’ll be able to control your laptop or desktop, all from the touch of your Android’s screen!
1. Make Your Android a Remote
This is probably the most useful and underused tool that any device on the market can do. Whether it’s your television, Blu-Ray Player, or Apple TV, your Android most likely controls all of these products, making it incredibly pointless to juggle different remotes. You should be able to do it from any Android device, especially if there is a pre-installed IR Blaster, which most phones come with. The best universal app to start your journey is the Peel Smart Remote app, an app that’s fully accessible in the Android store.