Google to soon unveil tool that tracks lost Android phones

There are millions of Android phone users in the world today and this feature has  been a long time coming. Now Android users will be able to  locate their lost devices. Later this month, anyone with a Google account will be able to locate their devices on a map in real time, activate their ringer, and even wipe their contents. The service will work as part of a new Android Device Manager website, which will seemingly be an upgraded version of a tool that’s already available for business users.

Apple and Microsoft have already implemented such features on their mobile operating systems. Some Android device manufacturers have even tried to fill the gap with the services of their own, including HTC and Sony.

The remote tools will work on all devices running Android 2.2 and up — which, at 98.7 percent of devices, is just about every one of them.

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Source: Android Official blog