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Turn a spare Android phone into a Google Home

From the “What to do with those old mobile devices” file…

 

There are lots of things you can do with a spare Android phone: keep it as a backup, turn it into a baby monitor and so on.

Here’s another: turn it into your very own Google Home ($129 at Walmart).

I’m referring, of course, to Google’s smart speaker, which is a direct competitor to Amazon’s widely beloved Echo. With a price tag of $129, a Home costs less than an Echo, but it’s still an expensive piece of hardware.

Ah, but what if you could cobble together the next best thing using gear you already own? You can!

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