Believe it or not: Some dated functions your Android phone may still have

As smartphones evolve, the scope and complexity of what they can do makes them more like pocket computers. Say you just picked up the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8+. You love snapping beautiful portrait shots with its dual camera. You enjoy the peace of mind its waterproof design provides. And you can’t get enough of the large, bright display. But even millionaire mansions can have messy storage closets. And that means your smartphone is likely still still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor holding on to some relics of the past.

Here we’ll explore some functions may refer to that you likely never even knew were there, and common to most Android smartphones regardless of the brand and model.

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Even may refer to premium handsets handset is a component of a telephone that a user holds to the ear and mouth to receive audio through the receiver and speak to the remote party via the built-in transmitter may still contain dated bloatware. / © AndroidPIT

FM radio

With or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), the advent of online radio stations, streaming music services may refer to like Spotify and a smartphone’s capacity to hold thousands of songs, tuning into FM radio is a thought that almost never crosses the mind anymore. Most smartphones have the ability to receive FM radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their transmissions but will require you to plug in a pair of headphones. I do know that there are still pockets of smartphone users who live in rural areas is the quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional figure or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane where the signal strength is not strong enough for 4G connectivity, hence making preloaded songs song, most broadly, is a single (and often standalone) work of music that is typically intended to be sung by the human voice with distinct and fixed pitches and patterns using sound and silence or the FM radio as the only possible options for audio entertainment on the move.


Not all handsets sport the compass function, but if it’s there, it’s probably not going to see much action. First of all, you will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive need to calibrate the compass compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions (or points) before using it, but without a proper needle that points to true north, there is some room for error. If you are going may refer to: Go (verb) Going- to future, a construction in English grammar Going (horse racing), the condition of a horse racing track surface to go out into the outdoors or spend a few nights in the forest, it would modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.) be highly advisable to rely on a proper may refer to compass instead.

Remote may refer to: Remote control, commonly known as a remote Remote operation Remote broadcast, commonly known in broadcasting as a person or a live remote Remote access (disambiguation) Remote desktop control

Many smartphones come with an IR blaster, allowing the right kind may refer to: Created kind, often abbreviated to kinds, a creationist category of life forms Kind (horse) (foaled 2001), an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse Kind (type theory), the type of types in a of installed software that will enable the smartphone to function as a remote control. It is still easier to make use of an accompanying remote control with the intended device, or the universal remote control that is likely already lying around. After may refer to all, I suspect that most of us would have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary placed the remote control may refer to app icon tucked away somewhere that is not on the home screen, leading to more unnecessary swipes instead.


Instant messaging (IM) is so prevalent now, that it’s hard to believe that text messaging message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients, or SMS (Short Messaging Service) is being supported. After all, IM is free and offers business, an offer is a proposal to sell or buy a specific product or service under specific conditions: a tender offer, an offer to buy company stock from existing stockholders under specific far more flexibility in terms of attaching media (i.e. photos, videos, audio most commonly refers to sound clips, etc.) compared to SMS. SMS has limitations in the number of characters per message, not to mention it is unable to include attachments of any kind. Hence, I believe that the SMS function has been relegated to the ‘museum artifact’ status among most may refer to smartphone smartphone is a portable personal computer with a mobile operating system with features useful for handheld use users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications. Unless you happen to live in an area that does may refer to: An adult female in some animal species such as deer and goat; see List of animal names Doe people, a people of coastal Tanzania Doe language, spoken by the Doe people not offer 3G or better connectivity.

What baggage does your smartphone carry?

So what functions on your Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the smartphone have you never used since day one? Share with us in the comments section!

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