Dec 11 AT 2:14 PM Alex Wagner 4 Comments

Google adds Android Device Manager app to the Play Store’s virtual shelves


Google launched its Android Device Manager web tool back in early August, giving users a way to locate, lock and wipe their lost hardware. Now Android users have another way to track their missing devices, as Google has launched a standalone Android Device Manager app in the Play Store.

The dedicated Android Device Manager app features much of the same functionality as its web counterpart, allowing users to locate a lost device, make it emit a ringing sound, lock it with a new password and even wipe it if necessary. The app works on both phones and tablets and requires Android 2.3 or higher for installation.

While folks that have just one Android device can use this new Android Device Manager app to have a little fun (Google will indeed tell you that your phone is in your hand), the app is obviously aimed at users with multiple Android products. Those that do will likely find the standalone app to be a quicker, easier way to find their missing devices, and it’s good to see the Big G offering up this dedicated Android Device Manager app alongside the web version. To download it, point your cursor at the Google Play Store link below and get to clickin’.

Source: Google Play Store

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  • RoyalJoker

    Gives me a little more piece of mind, as always thank you google

  • Nigel

    Is this just releasing to the public what Google has given NSA for the last years?

  • smeghead68

    Going to have to try this out. I have a couple of devices that i can test on.

  • donger

    Thanks Google.