Google today said that its Android Device Manager tool will be available beginning later this month. The online service can be used to locate a lost or missing phone by ringing it at maximum volume, even when the device is set to silent mode. it will also reveal the location of the device on a map so it can more easily be retrieved. Android Device Manager also lets people secure their personal data by remotely wiping the smartphone if it cannot be retrieved. Android Device Manager is compatible with devices running Android 2.2 and up. Google didn't say exactly when the service will become available.
Just you watch, in a few months Apple is going to copy something like this and push it out to their iPhones, and call it something like "Find My iPhone" or something similar. Gee, they copy everything.
The idea of using GPS to track your phone if lost or stolen is hardly some radical innovative idea that can be attributed to any one person or company...the instant they started adding GPS to phones pretty much everyone a brain thought 'oh that would ... (continues)