Google's Android operating system will soon add functions and connections of Bluetooth for its "Find My Device" application that would serve as a lost function for the device.
Instead of merely giving users GPS and internet connectivity for locating their lost devices using the application from Google for Androids, they would soon get Bluetooth connections for stronger detection. This would expand the current services of Android, especially with their application that also serves as a precautionary feature for its devices.
Apple was known best for its Find My applications which have been around since the early beginnings of the devices, released on its initial releases. Moreover, the feature has been effective for iOS users, and Google's Android should also have this, for added security and protection for the loss or theft of mobile devices and tablets.
Google's Android Find My Device Application, Bluetooth Function
Earlier this month, Google has been reported to be working on a "Find My" device application and said that it would resemble that of the iOS and Apple. This is a massive development for Android devices, especially for its long-running stint that has not much of the device locating application, despite being massive in the industry and widely used.
The earliest iterations of a Find My for Androids came from each smartphone brands' creation for their own devices, but are not interconnected under the Android environment. This means that users either need the same device brand's smartphone to locate one's lost device or use a separate web browser to locate the device, like that of Samsung's Find My Mobile.
The app that Google is developing is under its laboratories, and would soon add a Bluetooth function that would further the effectiveness of finding said device. This was through 9 to 5 Google's discovery of the API called "Spot," which signifies the adoption of Bluetooth into the service, and the help of the app to bring detection into Google's services.
Doesn't Android Have a 'Find My Device' Already?
Google has a "Find My Device" application on its website, but it is limited to devices that are logged into their Google accounts but are only limited to the browser. The upcoming app would ensure its availability to be a stronger version to find lost devices, especially as it would have the proper access and permissions to a device's GPS settings and other factors.
While this application is already effective in locating an Android device, a dedicated app could help further its capabilities, and with what Google is working on, it could unlock something that lines up with Apple's app.
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Written by Isaiah Richard