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Google to launch Android Device Manager to help you locate, ring, and remote wipe your phone or tablet
Coming later this month, Google plans to officially launch the Android Device Manager for all devices running Android 2.2 or higher. The Android Device Manager will be deployed to nearly all Android devices via Google Play Services. Once logged into the Android Device Manager, you’ll be able to locate your lost or stolen device, ring it (even if the volume is off), or remotely wipe your device to keep your data secured.
Back in June, we asked “Why doesn’t Android have a built in find lost phone function?” and we pointed out that you can already accomplish these tasks via third party applications and services or if you’re a paying Google Apps customer. It’s nice to see Google stepping up and adding this feature to nearly all Android devices making it easier for Android users to protect their devices.