Back in September, Google finally gave Android users the ability to wipe and locate their lost or misplaced smartphones. It was a feature iPhone users had enjoyed for years and filled a substantial gap in the Android user experience. Now, Google is bringing the feature to the Google Play Store as an app.
Previously, users who wanted the benefit of the features from Android Device Manager had to visit a specific webpage and enable the setting on their phone.
The app is called Android Device Manager and is compatible with both smartphones and tablets. All you need is Android 2.3 or older to run the application and you'll be able to lock, wipe, locate or ring any Android device associated with your Google account.