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New 'Android Device Manager' will help you find your lost phone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Aug 2013 17:04 User comments (3)

New 'Android Device Manager' will help you find your lost phone Google has announced the new "Android Device Manager" service, allowing you to easily track a missing/lost device and keep the stored data safe.
Reads the release:

Locate and ring your misplaced device
If you ended up dropping your phone between those couch cushions, Android Device Manager lets you quickly ring your phone at maximum volume so you can find it, even if it's been silenced. And in the event that your phone or tablet is out of earshot (say, at that restaurant you left it at last night), you can locate it on a map in real time.

Protecting your personal information and data
While losing your phone can be stressful, Android Device Manager can help you keep your data from ending up in the wrong hands. If your phone can't be recovered, or has been stolen, you can quickly and securely erase all of the data on your device.

You will need Android 2.2 or higher, a Gmail account and the service will be available later this month. Additionally, there will be an Android app, as well.

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3 user comments

15.8.2013 7:46

My free AVG app does this

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25.8.2013 8:05

f-secure was already doing it, good that google came up with their own.

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314.8.2013 11:07

Eh seem easy to setup and works across my android devices. Sure others did it first but if Google makes it easier? I like hoe it shows you on the map.

Just my $0.02,


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