Google Announces Android Device Manager Coming Later This Month

Google has announced Android Device Manager, a new website and accompanying app coming later this month that helps you find your lost phone or tablet. The service will be available for devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above.

Although Google hasn’t provided much details about the app but did mentioned that user will have to sign into his Google account to use this service. Android Device Manager will ring the phone at maximum volume so that it could be found, even if it’s been silenced and if it’s out of earshot, it can be located through a map in real time. Google gave a glimpse into how that part looks:


The app will also let you ensure user’s data doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. If phone or tablet can’t be recovered, or has been stolen, the data can be erased securely off the devise.

Google will presumably update Android Device Manager with new features, although it does seem to cover the basics well. The best part is that the new feature will be part of Google Play services, meaning you won’t have to download the app to make the service work ahead of losing your device.


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