With Android Device Manager already being a great tool for Android users in the case of losing their smartphone, Google has gone a few steps further. While Android Device Manager lets you remotely lock the thief out of your device, or even erase information remotely, things have gotten better.
Google has now introduced a new "find my phone" feature that allows you to look for your smartphone directly from the Google search bar. All you have to do is type in "find my phone" into any Google search bar, and it will bring up a map, and display the last known location of your smartphone.
The Mountain View-based search giant has said that this new "find my phone" feature is aimed towards finding your phone when you've only lost it somewhere close, or when you've left it in the car, or at work. The new find my phone feature doesn't have the abilities of wiping or locking your device, but it's a nice convenient step by utilizing the power of the Google search bar.
I've just tested it now, and it works perfectly. Thanks, Google.