Android gets remote wipe, lost device tracking

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Android gets remote wipe, lost device tracking

Pushed out via Google Play update.

Google has launched Android Device Manager to help users locate or remotely wipe their lost or stolen phones.

The feature was comparable to Apple's Find My Phone app and has already been installed via a Google Play Services update. It was not expected to hit all phones until later this month.

The app worked on Android 2.2 Froyo platform and higher .

Android Product Manager Benjamin Poiesz said the app would allow users to make misplaced devices ring at maximum volume, tracked on a map or have their data wiped. 

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