Sony Mobile already has its own app called ‘my Xperia‘ to help locate a lost or stolen phone and there are a number of similar apps in the Google Play Store. Well Google is also officially jumping on this bandwagon as it has just announced Android Device Manager which will help to locate, ring and wipe a misplaced or stolen device.
The Android Device Manager will be able to ring your handset at maximum volume, even if you have the phone on silent, or locate the phone on a map. Google will also provide a way to erase all of the data on the device if your phone is stolen. Android Device Manager will launch later this month.