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In a move to replicate a service offered on Apple devices, Android announced Friday that is is about to launch an app that would allow you to find where your phone is located if it is lost or stolen.

Project managers say the new Android Device Manager will allow you to quickly ring your phone at maximum volume, even if it has been silenced.

If your phone or tablet is not in the same area where you are, you will be able to locate it on a map in real time.

It will also allow you to erase all of the data on your device remotely if it was stolen.

Android has not released an exact start date but says it will roll out in August on devices running Android 2.2 or above.

Users will need to be signed into Google to use the app.

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