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Google seems to be working on an alternative to Apple’s Find My network

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One of the Apple AirTag’s standout features is how it pings a location, even when out of Bluetooth range, with nearly a billion iPhones on my network. Wouldn’t it be great if Google could somehow get the most out of it? 3 billion Android devices Can you help me find my lost phone? Well, it just might be.

But people XDA Developer I found proof of this in the APK teardown of Google Play Services version 21.24.13. The code has a new string that mentions “Find my device network” and your phone is someone else’s lost or stolen phone. How can help you locate the device?

<string name="mdm_find_device_network_description">Allows your phone to help locate your and other people’s devices.</string>
<string name="mdm_find_device_network_title">Find My Device network</string>

We don’t know when or how Google will implement it, but if it does, it could create the most extensive network of crowdsourced devices and easily surpass the numbers set by Apple when it announces Eartags. can leave

There are over 3 billion Android devices, but it’s possible that not all devices are part of the network. Certain eligibility criteria may prevent some older Android devices (still active) from participating, and Google may also allow users to opt out of the network. Nevertheless, we have to find a healthy network of devices that can actually come for us if we misplace our phone.

Currently, Google’s Find My Device application can only be used to track and remotely wipe devices signed into a Google account. But if Google decides to take advantage of Android’s wider reach, this application could offer much more utility.

Google Find My Device
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