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Google Launches 'Find My Device' Network

Google Launches 'Find My Device' Network

Posted April 8, 2024 at 7:43pm by iClarified
Google has officially announced the launch of a 'Find My Device' network that operates similar to Apple's Find My network.

Today, the all-new Find My Device is rolling out to Android devices around the world, starting in the U.S. and Canada. With a new, crowdsourced network of over a billion Android devices, Find My Device can help you find your misplaced Android devices and everyday items quickly and securely.

According to Google, their Find My Device network includes end-to-end encryption of location data as well as aggregated device location reporting, a safety feature that provides additional protection against unwanted tracking back to a home or private location.

Google Launches 'Find My Device' Network

The company also shared a list of things five things you can do with the feature...

1. Locate offline devices
Locate your compatible Android phone and tablet by ringing them or viewing their location on a map in the app — even when they're offline. And thanks to specialized Pixel hardware, Pixel 8 and 8 Pro owners will also be able to find their devices if they're powered off or the battery is dead.

2. Keep track of everyday items with compatible Bluetooth tags
Starting in May, you'll be able to locate everyday items like your keys, wallet or luggage with Bluetooth tracker tags from Chipolo and Pebblebee in the Find My Device app. These tags, built specifically for the Find My Device network, will be compatible with unknown tracker alerts across Android and iOS to help protect you from unwanted tracking. Keep an eye out later this year for additional Bluetooth tags from eufy, Jio, Motorola and more.

Google Launches 'Find My Device' Network

3. Find nearby items
Sometimes what we're looking for is right under our noses. If you're close to your lost device but need a little extra help tracking it down, a "Find nearby" button will appear to help you figure out exactly where it's hiding. You'll also be able to use this to find everyday items, like your wallet or keys, when Bluetooth tags launch in May.

Google Launches 'Find My Device' Network

4. Pinpoint devices at home with Nest
More often than not, we lose everyday items like our keys or phone right at home. So the Find My Device app now shows a lost device's proximity to your home Nest devices, giving you an easy reference point.

Google Launches 'Find My Device' Network

5. Share accessories with friends and family
Share an accessory so everyone can keep an eye on it in the app. For instance, share your house key with your roommate, the TV remote with your friend or luggage with a travel buddy so you can easily divide and conquer if something goes missing.

Find My Device works with devices running Android 9+ and soon third party accessories from JBL, Sony and others will join the network.

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