Android's Find My Device upgrade: How it works and why it's so controversial

Android’s Find My Device upgrade: How it works and why it’s so controversial

Google has announced a significant update to its ‘Find My Device’ feature for Android, introducing the ability to track valuables using third-party Bluetooth trackers and providing warnings about unwanted nearby Apple AirTags. This major update aims to leverage the vast number of Android devices worldwide to help users locate lost or stolen items, even when they are offline.

The enhanced ‘Find My Device’ feature will allow users to utilize other nearby Android devices to locate lost belongings, such as headphones left at the gym. Additionally, by partnering with popular third-party Bluetooth trackers like Tile and Chipolo, users will be able to track other valuable items, including bicycles and suitcases.