Android Device Manager: an app that lets you find your lost phone
Losing a phone is very stressful, specially if all of your contacts, memories, messages and as well as your game achievements were saved on it. But with Android Device Manager, you can find your misplaced phone or locate it.
Google announced the Android Device Manager for devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or above that will let users to find and track their lost phone or tablet.
With this application, you can locate and ring your misplaced devices at maximum volume even your device has been set to silenced. Then you can locate your device's current location on a map in real time.
If you were not able to recover, retrieve or maybe it was stolen, you can quickly and securely wipe and delete all the data on your devices.
Google Blog also posted on how to protect your Android devices in a very simple steps:
1. Lock your device screen. Whether you’re on a phone or a tablet, it’s easy to set up a screen lock. This is important to do in case your device gets left in the back of a car, or you’re worried about someone picking up your phone and scrolling through your stuff. You can lock your device with a pin, password, pattern (or even your face!) by going to Settings > Personal > Security > Screen Lock.
2. Protect your phone from suspicious apps. We automatically scan Google Play to block and remove harmful apps. That makes Google Play the safest place to get Android apps. But Google Play can also help protect you even for apps you get elsewhere, like the web or a third-party app store. The first time you start to install an app from an unknown source, a message will pop up asking if you’d like Google to scan the file to make sure it’s not harmful. Tap “OK” to let Google help protect you from harmful apps.
3. Locate, ring and wipe a misplaced device. Have you ever lost your phone in between the couch cushions or left it in a restaurant? Later this month, you will be able to use a new service called Android Device Manager, which can quickly ring your phone at maximum volume so you can find it (even if it’s been silenced), or locate it on a map, in real time, using Android Device Manager. If your phone can’t be recovered, or has been stolen, you can quickly and securely erase all of the data on your device to keep your data from ending up in the wrong hands. The Android Device Manager will be available for devices running Android 2.2 and above, as part of Google Play.
It was considered a late response to Apple's Find my iPhone few years ago and Find my phone for Windows Phone.