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Google releases Android Device Manager to find, track, and erase lost devices

News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday December 11, 2013.

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Anyone who wants to know how to find a lost or stolen Samsung Galaxy, LG G2, or HTC One, no have to rely on third-party options. Google today released Android Device Manager, an app capable of locating a lost phone and wiping it if the phone is stolen. Google in August debuted the Device Manager website that made it possible to find or wipe smartphones.

Device Manager only makes sense for people with multiple devices, so you can use a Nexus 7 tablet to track down your Nexus 5 smartphone. The app sadly doesn't support tracking multiple devices within a family, so it cannot be used to find a loved one's missing device. There's also no easy way to switch between accounts within the app, so don't expect to be able to help your spouse when his or her phone is lost.

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