Google will be launching a new service called Android Device Manager, which will help recover your lost smartphone/tablet by tracking it online. Google has finally taken the initiative to launch a device tracker app of its own, and it will be arriving later this month. It has all the bells and whistles of a regular device tracking service, but there is bound to be something different here as it is coming straight from Google. There is also going to be an app launching in Play Store app to manage and locate multiple devices.
Users can choose to locate their lost device on the map, or even make it ring at the highest volume possible if they end up losing their phone/tablet under a chair or a couch cushion. Users can also remotely wipe their data on the phone if the device is stolen. It’s nothing groundbreaking really, but something which is very essential in this day and age. There are plenty of services out there which do the same job, but Google’s arrival in the field will probably leave no room for them.
The Android Device Manager app is slated to release later this month, so it is hoped that we get more clarification in the coming days. Google claims that devices running on Android 2.2 and up should be compatible with this new app.
Via: Phone Scoop