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Google Could Be Working on Apple-Like Find My Device Network


The team at XDA Developers decoded the latest Google Play Services app version 21.24.13 and found two strings of code — "mdm_find_device_network_description" and "mdm_find_device_network_title." The description for the first code states, “Allows your phone to help locate your and other people's devices” while the description for the second states “Find My Device network.” This clearly indicates to a find my device network system for Android similar to Apple's own Find My service. It also suggests that Google will use Google Play Services to make this service possible which makes sense as it is present on almost every Android device in the world.

There are all the details available regarding Google's rumoured Find My network system and as mentioned earlier, it may or may not make its way to future updates. Google is yet to share any details on the functionality so this piece of information should be taken with a pinch of salt.

As of now, Google offers a Google Find My Device app that lets you located devices that are signed into your Google account. With the extended network functionality as seen in code, users will be able to help find other Android devices signed into different accounts.
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