Search

Google seems determined that Android devices can have their own “Search” network, similar to the one that Apple has just launched in which all of its devices help to locate.

The history of iOS and Android is full of features that move from platform to platform. And it looks like Google is going to add one more point to this story with the inclusion of a network similar to “Search”, Apple’s new search system where millions of iPhones, iPads and Macs around the world can help you locate any device

lost or stolen from Apple. This network allows devices without an Internet connection to use the connection of other “strange” devices to locate themselves on the map and thus help their owners to locate them.

According to XDA-Developers, the latest beta of Google Play services includes traces of a service called “Find My Device Network”, in which “your phone will help locate your devices and those of other people.” We do not know the details of this future service, which devices will be able to use it and with which version of Android.

. If you take the absolute numbers into account, Android has a huge advantage over iOS, but if you factor in devices that have been updated to the latest versions of the operating system, that’s another story.

This is undoubtedly one of the big improvements that Apple has introduced in the latest updates, and that in iOS 15 it will go further with the ability to locate devices even when they are turned off or without a battery. iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max and any other item we have placed an AirTag on, we can locate them on our Map with location updates if it was on the move, invaluable help in finding lost items and discouraging those who think about keeping what does not belong to them

. It’s not strange that Android wants to integrate it.