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Google delays its upgraded Find My Device network until Apple can add safety alerts

An illustration of Google’s Find My Device software.
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Google is delaying the broad expansion of its Find My Device feature, and it says it’s doing so with personal safety in mind. “User safety and the prevention of unwanted location tracking is a top priority for Android,” Google’s Erik Kay announced in a blog post today. “At this time we’ve made the decision to hold the rollout of the Find My Device network until Apple has implemented protections for iOS.”

Need to catch up? Back at its I/O 2023 keynote, Google revealed plans to leverage millions of current Android devices to help track down your missing gadgets, including phones, compatible accessories, and a new wave of Bluetooth item trackers. If that sounds similar to Apple’s Find My network, that’s because the execution is very…

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