Forwarding with its habit of making things simple, Google has started a new service which is bundled right within the search engine.
Now to find your missing Android phone or tablet, you just need to run a search for term ‘find my phone’. Once the search is ended (which merely takes a second), Google will start locating your Android device using its Android Device Manager application.
Earlier, a special website of the application ‘Android Device Manager’ was there to help us find and locate our phone and even ring them, but now you don’t even need to reach that website to avail its features.
Basically, the same application is integrated into the search engine and that’s how it becomes even simpler.
After hearing the news from its Google+ page, I tried the service on my own and found it working like a piece of cake. It’s just like you want to have a cookie and you can get it just by googling.
Once you run the search, a Map will open locating the device selected by default. Yes, if you use multiple Android devices like me, then you can select the device from a little drop down on the top right corner of the Map itself.
Once device selection is done, you’ll be asked to enter the password once again, just to confirm your identity.
After login is done, you’ll be redirected back to the same search results, to a pinpoint location of your device on the Maps. Now, you can either visit the location or even Ring it remotely.
So, this is how Google is taking things further and no doubt it has enhanced the Android experience further.
Just to update you how Android Device Manager works, it requires your device to have GPS sensor enabled. In order to ring it remotely, it needs to be connected to the data service or a Wi-Fi.
For the moment, I was testing (locating) both the devices at my workplace itself but I’m sure that this service will help me in an emergency.