So ako na nga ang huli sa balita (ng isang buwan!) at ngayon ko lang nalaman to. 😛 Apparently, you can now find your Android phone through Google, similar to Apple’s own ‘Find my iPhone’ feature. All you need is a browser and your logged-in Google account (obviously the same one logged-in in your Android phone). BUT. The GPS and Wifi/mobile data must be active on the Android phone you’re trying to find in order for it to be located by Google.
I tried it earlier while at the office. I was able to quite accurately locate the phone (just beside me) then ring it up. Interesting to note that it rings loudly even if it’s on silent mode. From my testing, the result has less margin of error when located using mobile data than when using WiFi. Look:
This has the potential to be quite useful… if your phone is always online with its GPS turned on. Which is not exactly the usual scenario, at least with me. Though my data’s always on, I hardly ever turn on the GPS. In which case, the chance of Google locating it, if at all, is pretty slim. Tsk. Too bad.