Google Find My Device function will now use a new privacy-centric framework

It becomes really hard when it comes to finding or tracking our device that has been lost or stolen by someone. In iPhone’s case, Apple has provided a “Find My Network” service, which helps to locate or track our iPhone, iPad, Mac, or AirTag without even being in the range of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The service also works when the lost device is powered off. Gratefully, Galaxy users have also received a kind-of similar service, “Find My Device,” through the Play Store. Recently, it has been stated that this Android service is about to get some variations with the upcoming Play System update.

Let us tell you, the Play System December 2022 update will bring numerous variations with it, in which the new enhanced Apple-like “Find My Device” service will also be included. According to Google, with this new update, the “Find My Device” service will get the support of a new encrypted last-known-location report for Android devices. It is said that this service will now use a new privacy-centric framework to make device tracking better and more successful (via Android Police). Google also mentioned to use this service, it is necessary to have a v50.22 version of the Google Play services.

Notably, the December 2022 Play System update has yet to be released, not even for Pixel devices. However, we are expecting this update to be rolled to Galaxy and other devices as soon as possible. The new version of “Find My Device”, coming with this new Play System update, will be proven essential and accurate, such as Apple’s. The main essential property of this updated service will be its sending encrypted last-known-location reports feature, which will land the last featured location information of the Android device.

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