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Android Device Manager, a new tracking service

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Android Device Manager is a new online service that allows its users to track their Android handsets and send a command to them, including one that enables remote data wiping.
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Android may have a lot in store for its users, but it has not offered something to match Apple's "Find My iPhone" tracking service so far. In a recent blog post, Google announced the introduction of a service called Android Device Manager that helps anyone track down a stolen, lost, or simply misplaced handset.

To locate your Android phone or tablet, you have two choices - call it and make it ring at maximum volume (this is possible even if it has been silenced), or simply use the map. Obviously, this real time tracking feature works hand in hand with Google Maps.

At last, there's another very useful feature - remote data wiping. If you know your phone was stolen or can't be recovered from its location, you can just securely erase all the data on it remotely.

Compatible with devices running Android 2.2 and above, the Android Device Manager tracking down service is expected to become available "later this month". We are watching this subject and we'll get back to it as soon as that happens.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5459 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2013-08- 6 (Update: 2013-08- 7)