Controversial Upgrade to Android’s Find My Device Feature
Google has announced a major update to Android’s ‘Find My Device’ feature that will allow users to track valuables using third-party Bluetooth trackers, as well as warn them about unwanted nearby Apple AirTags. The update will use billions of Android devices around the world anonymously to help locate lost or stolen items, even when they are offline. Google cited an example of accidentally leaving headphones at the gym, where the feature would use nearby Android devices to locate them. The new feature will be launched later this summer.