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Google brings ‘Find my iPhone’-like service to Android

Forgetful and unlucky Android phone and tablet owners will be happy to hear that their lost or stolen devices will now be trackable with a free service much like Apple’s “Find my iPhone.”

The Android Device Manager, announced by Google in a blog post Friday, will let you quickly locate your phone or tablet, whether it’s in the kitchen or at the bar you were hanging out at last night.

Once your device is registered, you can log in to the service and it will immediately show your phone or tablet’s current or last known position on a map. If it’s nearby, you can make it ring or sound at max volume, even if it’s in silent mode. If it’s somewhere distant, at least you know where it is.