iOS and Windows Phones came with a web app which helped you to track location of your stolen or missing smartphone and also wipe out the data in the smartphone remotely. You must have read on the internet how an iPhone was lost in a bar and then sold to a website etc. These case do happen and tracking and locating the device is pretty useful feature.
Android did not come with this feature but with the launch of Android Device Manager by Google, you will be able to track the location of your lost or stolen Android Smartphone as well as you can wipe the device from web if you think your data might be compromised. With the help of Android Device Manager, your smartphone will ring at the maximum volume for 5 minutes even if it has been silenced all in real-time.
The service is now available on Android Smartphones running Gingerbread 2.2 and above and to use it you must be signed into your Google Account.
How do you feel about Android Device Manager being introduced to help in locating the Android Smartphones and tracking them , we personally feel that it is one more step towards more and more users.