Google announces Android Device Manager to help users find their lost devices
| by Anujeet Majumdar |
Google has now announced the Android Device Manager, a new website that will help users find their lost phone or tablet. Accompanying the website will be an installable app that is set to roll out later this month. The company has made this service available for all devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above.
Google announced Android Device Manager to help locate lost devices
And if all else fails, Google’s Android Device Manager will ensure that the user’s data does not end up in the wrong hands. If the phone or tablet cannot be recovered, or has been stolen, there is an option to securely delete all their data from the device.
The Android Device Manager is basically Google’s answer to Apple’s Find my iPhone service and Microsoft’s Find my (Windows) Phone solution. And other phone manufacturers currently using the Android OS have also launched their own versions of the service. A good example of this is Sony’s my Xperia security service which is offered for some of its Android devices.
It is assumed that Google will update the Android Device Manager with new features down the line. The service does seem to cover the basics pretty well so far. And the good thing about this service is that it will be part of the Google Play services, which means that users will not have to download the app to make the service work in the off-chance that the device is lost before the app is downloaded.
Tags: Google Play Store services , Google Android Device Manager , Device Manager announced , Device Manager to help find lost Android devices , Google Android security , Google Android sercurity tips , Google Android Devices Manager website , Google Android Devices Manager app , Apple Find My iPhone , Microsoft Find my (Windows) phone
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