Sony has announced today that its “my Xperia” remote smartphone security service will be globally rolling out over the next few weeks. Through this service, users will be able to remotely locate, wipe, and lock their 2012 and 2013 Sony Xperia smartphones. Its good of Sony to finally come out with such a service, considering that many of its competitors in the market are already offering similar services to safeguard their users and the data on their devices. “my Xperia” was first teased earlier this year, back in January to be precise.

The app will be activated through the phone’s settings, user’s Google ID can be used to sign in to, through which the central interface can be accessed. Users will be able to sound an alert remotely as well as locate their smartphone through the central interface. A message can also be ping to a device that has been remotely locked. The interface will also allow users to remotely wipe data from both internal and external storage if required. The announcement was made today, “my Xperia” will becoming available over the next couple of weeks.

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