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Google launches app for Android Device Manager

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Google has introduced an app called Android Device Manager, which Android devices from other Android devices manage and secure can, if both are linked with the same Google account. This means that about a lost smartphone from the Tablet left at home or reset can be, to prevent data theft.

The app is available for free in Google play and running Android from 2.3 gingerbread. Thus, other devices on a map can locate or completely delete. You can change the lock code from a distance. The desired measures be made of course only if the other network access device has - over cellular or Wi-Fi.

Android device presented Manager Google in August. Previously, you had to visit the website, to lock a lost or stolen device. Google + Google therefore writes, the app is useful especially on the road.

A function however remains for the time being apparently reserved the Web app. It is also then to bring a device after it has been switched to mute the ring tone at maximum volume.

Only two systems three years ago offered a remote wipe: Apple's "find my iPhone" (also under the English name "find my" known iPhone) and soon after Kaspersky Mobile Security. Meanwhile, most mobile security packages dominate these features, but they cost money.

Some early users of the app criticize that no additional protection can be set up. Thus opening the door will reverse a thief to reset all other devices of the twist. For this reason is advisable not unnecessarily on a mobile device to install Android Device Manager - but only in case of need.

[with material by Kent German, News.com]

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