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10 Apr, 2024
1 min time to read

Similar to Apple's ‌Find My‌, Google's Android ‌Find My‌ Device network leverages the ecosystem of Android devices, running Android 9 or later, to help users track down lost or stolen Android products.

By using Bluetooth signals, a lost Android smartphone can communicate with nearby Android devices to relay location information back to the owner, even when offline or lacking a cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Remarkably, certain devices like the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro remain locatable even when powered off or with a dead battery, mirroring the capabilities of ‌Find My‌ for iPhones.

Starting in May, the Android ‌Find My‌ Device network will also integrate with Bluetooth trackers from companies like Chipolo and Pebblebee, enabling Android users to attach these trackers to belongings for easy location using the Android network. While Google itself won't produce its own trackers, third-party options will function similarly to Apple's AirTags.

To address potential privacy concerns and prevent covert tracking of iPhone users, Google has partnered with Apple to develop an industry standard that allows both Android and ‌iPhone‌ users to receive alerts about nearby unknown item trackers, irrespective of the brand.