AndroidGoogle on Friday announced Android Device Manager, a new website and accompanying app coming later this month that helps you find your lost phone or tablet. The service will be available for devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above. Details are scarce right now, but Google does say Android Device Manager will let you ring your phone at maximum volume so you can find it, even if it’s been silenced. We also know you’ll need to be signed into your Google Account to use the service. If your phone or tablet is out of earshot, you can locate it on a map in real time. As a last resort, the app will also let you ensure your data doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. If your phone or tablet can’t be recovered, or has been stolen, you can securely erase all of the data on your device. This is essentially a late response to Apple’s Find my iPhone service and Microsoft’s Find my (Windows) phone solution.

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