Quite possibly the most remarkable features of an Apple AirTag is the way it uses the around one billion iPhones out there — by means of the Find My network — to ping its area in any event, when it’s anything but in Bluetooth range. Wouldn’t it be incredible if Google could some way or another benefit from the in excess of 3 billion Android gadgets all throughout the world to help track down your lost phone? Indeed, this may very well occur.
The people over at XDA Developers have discovered proof in regards to this in an APK teardown of Google Play Services version 21.24.13. The code has new strings that notice a “Find My Device network” and how it could permit your phone to help find others’ lost or stolen gadgets.
We don’t have the foggiest idea how or when Google will carry out this, yet in the event that it does, it could wind up making the most expansive crowdsourced network of gadgets ever, helpfully beating the numbers Apple bragged while declaring the AirTag.
While there are more than 3 billion Android gadgets out there, quite possibly’s not all gadgets would be a piece of the network. Some eligibility criteria could render some older Android gadgets (that are as yet active) incapable to partake, and Google could even allow clients to quit the network. All things being equal, we ought to be taking a gander at a healthy network of gadgets that could truly come through for us on the off chance that we at any point lose our phones.
Right now, Google’s Find My Device application must be used to track and remotely wipe gadgets endorsed into one’s Google account. In any case, if Google decides to gain by Android’s massive reach, the application could offer a lot more prominent utility than that.