Google has prepared a notable improvement in the search for Android devices, whether mobile phones or tablets and compatible accessories: a new parameter introduced in Play Protect allows Google to store the last known location of said devices . In this way their owner will be able to locate them even if they no longer have a connectionnm
Losing a device is not pleasant for anyone, whether it is due to theft or negligence. Given this loss, localization is usually complicated; even though Android offers online tools to fix the problem. Locating a lost device is possible if it is connected to the Internet
Google knows where your device has been
Android has a mobile location system and other accessories, it is known as “Find my device”. This service is active on the web, it also has an Android application. And it is based on the advantages of Google Play services: they are the ones that record the location of the devices on which Google applications are activated, both real time and last known location. This feature is expanding.
Google predicted at the end of last year that it had a device location system ready similar to what Apple offers on its platforms; or the one that Samsung includes with SmartThings, which also allows you to precisely locate lost mobiles and accessories.
Find My Device, Android’s native location system, will know where nearby cell phones, tablets and accessories are based on the last known location, also thanks to services such as Ultra Wide Band, a short-distance communication technology. reach that is gradually coming to Android devices. By default, the mobile that remains on “Find My Device” (Find My Device) it saves the locations of devices saved in your account. This background operation can be disabled once Google updates its Google Play Services with the newly discovered connector.
As evidenced by the Telegram Google News channel, Google activates the search for nearby devices even without having to be connected to the Internet. For that, you prompt users to accept the last known location save via Android’s native security service, Play Protect (information is encrypted for security). Additionally, we checked that Android already includes a notification because the device was tracked: this notification would be triggered in case the phone is tracked.
With the improvements included in “Find my device” it will be much easier locate a lost cell phone, tablet, headset or locator beacon; as well as everything attached to these accessories. And it will be possible to find them even if they are not connected to the Internet: the rest of the nearby androids will collaborate in the task.
Through | Google News, Android Police