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Android Device Manager arrives in Play Store to track missing gadgets

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In August, Google released Android Device Manager, a Find My iPhone-style service for locating and remotely wiping your missing phones and tablets. At that time, the service was available only on the web. Today, it's coming to your mobile devices. Android Device Manager is now as a free download from the Play Store.

Like its web counterpart, Android Device Manager lets you find all the devices associated with your Google account. Using the app, you can reset your device's lock screen PIN or erase all the data on the phone. There's nothing fancy about the app, but it could come in handy the next time your smartphone goes missing — and it blunts an advantage that iOS has had over Android since 2010.