Two days ago, Google launched Android Device Manager app to track lost Android phones or tablets. Google promised that the new service will be rolling out later this month in its glory, but it seems like the app is making its way out as of early to [some] Android-running devices by way of Google Play Services version 3.2.25 (but it’s not complete just yet, mind you) — claims Android Police reports.
Having said that; there are a whole lot of options/features that are missing. Nonetheless, early screenshots (above) show that users will be able to change their screen lock password and lock the screen remotely, as well as erasing all data via Android Device Manager, in case it falls into the wrong hands. This is what we’d expect though, you still need to hold off on an official roll-out.
If you want to check out what the Google’s new service has to offer — if not completely — you can get the app under the Settings > Security > Device administrators section. Using the downloadable apk shouldn’t hurt anything, but it may not be optimized for your device, that is.