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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by xyourxhighnessx, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. xyourxhighnessx

    xyourxhighnessx Android Enthusiast
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    Id like to smarten up my home.its long been on the to do list. I recently picked up a cheap nexus7 2nd gen for under 80 bucks that is still in great condition.

    I want to use it as one of my control panels. My goal is a tablet in every room but for sake of my buget ill probably start with 3 tablets. All nexus devices.

    The living room. The bedroom and the Kitchen.

    I want to start with simplicity. A cew smart plugs i can control from my panels and phone. Eventually id like to incorporate appliances cameras etc but i want to start simple and build on to it. So im looking for one smart ecosystem that plays nice with Android

    I understand the whole point of these smart devices being able to work right is functioning on one home wifi network.

    I unfortunately can not get home internet where im intending to set this up. Soo. With that said i have two logical options. Use my current home internet "solution" (use this phone we have set as a dedicated hotspot for our internet needs currently)

    Or get a tablet of mine with tmobile as i understand they have 200mb free data for life.

    I have questions about it but if tmo just throttles you after 200mb i can live with that. If they cut you off i can't. But if a nexus2012 lte version will work with tmo 200mb fd4l plan then i can get one cheap.set it up. And let all the devices connect to it.

    Or like i said i can use the other phone we use for home internet (it has unlimited data plan) but throttles tethering over a certain amount but it something we can live with/get by with.

  2. The_Chief

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    I haven't read anything to tell me that Android supports controlling any smart home network. It would be great, and no doubt it'll show up in around Android P (I'm guessing here)... but unless there's a closely-guarded secret out there involving Android and a smart home, it ain't happening right now.
  3. xyourxhighnessx

    xyourxhighnessx Android Enthusiast
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    I didnt mean to suggest that android natively runs home automation. However there are brands like insteon (i dont know if im spelling that right) etc and i know some play better with i stuff. And other play better with android.

    Theres definitely a place for android in home automation. Search youtube. Plenty of examples. But with so many options i was hoping someone would help me narrow down my choices.
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  4. The_Chief

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    I see. Well, hopefully someone will chime in... my house is a LONG way from automation :p
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Google now owns Nest, so I guess that's a step towards home automation, at least as far as heating, security, etc, goes. And I presume they do have plans for their acquisition, like integration into Android. I'm pretty sure can already control Nest thermostats and things from their Android app.
    #5 mikedt, Mar 11, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2016
  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Home automation is nice but you'll also spend a lot buying the devices that have Android on them, the thermostat, the light switches, etc...

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