Google has been trying to catch up to Apple’s “Find my phone” app for a long time. While there have been 3rd party applications that help Android users find their phone, it has never been built into the operating system or done very well. Hopefully that changes soon.
On Friday Google announced a new app named “Android Device Manager.” While it isn’t supposed to be available until the end of the month, users are already reporting being able to access it.
Available for any device running Android 2.2 or higher, Android Device Manager will help you locate, ring, and remote wipe your phone or tablet. In no way should this service be a replacement for a screen lock however Google is taking a step in the right direction for Android users. You can read more about the new service on the Official Android Blog.