Journalists from 9 To 5 Google have decompiled the source code of the “Find my device” application, version 3 of which was deployed on the Play Store a few days ago. They made a very interesting discovery.
For the release of the “Find my device” application for Android, Google pulled out all the stops. She not only changed the program’s logo, which went from the austere green smartphone surrounded by a pin of the same color, to a radar screen displaying the four emblematic colors of the company. It must be admitted, this new imagery gives a much better idea of the capabilities of this program, but the main change is not aesthetic.
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“Find my device” is also more versatile. It will very soon make it possible to track Bluetooth devices of all kinds, and no longer just smartphones and tablets. According to the site, these new features should have been deployed before the summer, but they were postponed to give Apple time to refine the compatibility of its devices with the spy device detection system.
Find My Device on Android will be able to track several types of connected devices
Bluetooth trackers, and Apple AirTags in particular, are accused of encouraging the harassment of women. Not only will “Find My Device” make it possible in the future to warn users in the event of unsolicited surveillance, but it will also make it possible to mark a smartphone as lost, and to obtain the geographic coordinates of the device. last place he was online.
In addition, a new feature will allow you to find your device even if it is not online. It will be based on a network formed by other Android devices. According to the site, “a new settings page lets you choose how you want to locate lost offline devices.” An option will allow you to locate your smartphone “using recent saved positions or the network in areas such as airports or busy pedestrian paths. This way, your device’s location information will only be used if other members of the network also detect the object.
Source: 9 To 5 Google