Google has rolled out the latest update for the Android Device Manager app. This update brings the app to v1.2.12 and while there has yet to be any changelog posted -- the update is in the process of rolling out through the Play Store.
For what seems like the millionth time, this year alone, I've seen someone post an "I lost my phone" status update on Facebook. Clearly the millionth time reference is an exaggeration, but seriously, how can you lose your phone these days. Keep in mind, we're not talking about a cheap flip phone from back in the day, but modern Android (and iOS) smartphones.
Google released the Android Device Manager app back in mid-December. While the app offered plenty in terms of functionality, there was something many felt it was lacking. The missing item was security related, and seemingly something that should have been included at launch -- a password prompt when you launch the app.
Google announced the Android Device Manager several months back. Essentially, this is a security feature that will allow you to remotely locate your device on a map or by having it ring. This setup also allows users to remotely lock and also erase the device. Anyway, Google began rolling this out to devices shortly after the original announcement, and while a mobile app was promised, there wasn't much said in terms of when that would be arriving.