In this day and age, to have your phone stolen is quite a common occurrence – after all, high end handsets to fetch a handsome price in the secondary market, and these phones do cost quite a pretty penny in the first place. Of course, there are also moments when you left your brain at the door and misplaced your handset, which is a bummer. Apple has their “Find my iPhone” service that has yielded its fair share of surprises during use over the years, and Google seemed to have “finally” caught up in this aspect – by introducing the Android Device Manager.
The Android Device Manager is a new service for Android-powered smartphone owners to help them track down a lost or missing handset. How does it do this? Android Device Manager happens to be a website which would allow you to locate your missing phone on a map, or have it send a command to your smartphone in order to make it ring so that you can hear whether it happens to be tucked away under the sofa’s cushions or what not. Other than that, there is a remote data wipe feature as an additional security measure. Expect Android Device Manager to roll out later in August, where it will play nice with devices running on Android 2.2 or newer.