If you are an iPhone user, you must be familiar with the official Apple application dubbed as “Find My iPhone” that helps users locate and remotely wipe their device in case it’s misplaced or stolen. Until now, Android users had to rely on third party applications such as Where’s My Droid and Find My Phone but Google finally jumped into the whole situation and launched an official application known as Android Device Manager.
With Android Device Manager, users can remotely locate their device in case of theft or if it’s misplaced and remotely wipe out data to protect their privacy. The device is displayed on a map in real-time, just like Find My iPhone. Apart from that the application will also let you ring your device at its maximum volume so that you can find it. There are not much details released expect the basics about what this service would bring at the table. But I think it covers all the basic features that are much needed right now.
The service will be available by the end of this month and requires Android 2.2 to work properly. Additionally, you must be logged in with your Google account in order to use the service. There will also be an application to manage and locate your device, which is expected to hit the Google Play Store very soon.
Stay tuned and we will notify you once it’s live.
Source: Official Android Blog
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