Google Released Android Device Manager To Track Missing Gadgets

Google released Android device manager for locating and remotely wiping your missing phones and tablets. At that time, the service was available only on the web. Now it’s available to your mobile devices. Android device manager contains all the functionality from the website in a mobile friendly package and it is of course free.

The same functionality came to Android devices in August, but it was a cumbersome browser based solution that wouldn’t help anyone in a panic. The setup forced users to visit a website with an extremely long URL and it didn’t have the option to lock the phone or tablet at first. It was either “ring” or “erase everything” with no in-between locking measure.

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The web version works fine on Android devices through the browser, but a native app is still a preferable experience. The UI scales to both tablets and phones and there is a handy drop down menu for switching accounts. It’s also much faster than the mobile web.

The Android app is obviously only of use if you have more than one Android device, like a phone and a tablet. But if you misplace one of them, you’ll be happy to have the ADM app at the ready. Google has sense of humor, if you locate the device you are running the app on, it says “in your hand.” Oh, Google.

 

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