Android Device Manager to Launch This Month
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.
Google Updates, Renames Android Device Manager
Google today updated its Android Device Manager application. The app has a fresh design and, more importantly, a new name.
Google Simplifies Searching For Lost Phones
Google today made improvements to its My Accounts tool that should help people better manage their Google settings as well as their smartphone. Users can now access their account by saying, "Ok Google, show me my Google account" into the Google Search app.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications.
Google Makes It Easier to Split Up and Pay Project Fi Bills
Google today simplified the process of managing monthly bills for subscribers to its Project Fi wireless service. Starting this week, Project Fi gains a new tool that helps the account manager easily determine what each member of the plan owes and send them a bill.
Google Turns On Native Security Alerts for Android Log-Ins
Google today said it is taking a more proactive step to notify users when there is new account activity. Specifically, Google will send push notifications to Android devices associated with an account every time a new device is added to the account.
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