Few days back, GizBot reported about the Android Device Manager, the long awaited service which was finally launched by Google to allow Android device owners to locate their lost/stolen handsets and remotely clear the data in any case of theft. Well, the good news is that Google has started to rolling out the service to Indian Android device owners as well.
The update was long awaited one because only Android was missing the feature while both iOS and Windows Phone have been carrying the feature since 2010. Already last week, Google had informed in it's blog post that the Android Device Manager will go live later this month, and today one of our loyal readers has shared the exclusive screenshots of the service which has appeared via Google Play Services app, version 3.2.25. However, the app which would be required to control/operate the Device manager is still unavailable. But it is expected soon.
Right now the service seems to be rolling out on Samsung devices, as the above shot has been taken via Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. Further, as mentioned in the earlier report from GizBot, the update will be supported by a wide range of Android devices from Froyo Android 2.2 to the latest one.
Similarly users can also check for the update by going to Settings and then to the Security, where they will find a section called Device Administrators. To talk about the previous Android Security application, there were hardly any features but this update could be a really important one among others for the Android users.
Android Device Manager will allow device owners to ring a phone at maximum volume in case of misplacement, even if it has been kept in silent mode. The smartphone owners can also locate their lost device on a map with real-time location data. Not only that but if in case the phone is not found, Android Device Manager will also enable the user to delete all the data on a device remotely.
Let us know in the comments section below, if you have received the ADM service too.
Thanks Pankaj Shaw