Google’s Android OS already has a remote kill switch built in, if you handset is lost or stolen you can do a number of things which include locking it, wiping it clean, making it ring and sending the handset a message.
Now it looks like Google is looking to add another option to their Device Manager that will allow you to completely brick your device so that no one can use it.
According to the guys over at Android Police there will be a new bricking feature that will allow you to totally disable your device remotely, this means that the handset cannot be used by anyone else. The new bricking features was recently discovered in the ASOP last week and the feature will securely erase any partition on your device, this includes the recovery, boot, and bootloader.
As yet there are no details on which this new brikcing feature will be added to the remote kill switch on Android, as soon as we get some more details, we will let you guys know.Filed Under: Android News, Top News