Over the last few years, rumours and leaks have pointed towards Google’s work on a potential competitor to Apple’s Discover My community. Rumours have heated up lately, and now, a brand new change rolling out to Google’s current Discover My System service seems to be a part of the inspiration for a bigger discovering service.
As noticed by Android Police, the Discover My System app is getting a toggle to ‘Retailer current location.’ Enabling the characteristic will let Google encrypt and save the final recognized location of your smartphone and appropriate equipment. Alternatively, the toggle would let customers cease Google from storing that knowledge as effectively.
Storing the current location of a tool is an enormous a part of discovering one thing that doesn’t have an web connection, which might forestall customers from monitoring the machine’s reside location.
It’s not clear when the toggle will begin displaying up on units — on the time of writing, my Pixel 7 didn’t have it. You may verify by heading to Settings > Safety > Discover My System.
Android Police notes that Samsung’s Discover My Cell characteristic for Galaxy units encompasses a comparable ‘Ship final location’ toggle that lets the machine ship its final location to Samsung servers when the battery degree drops beneath a sure level.
Other than this alteration, earlier this 12 months, we realized that Google was engaged on increasing Discover My System to work with Quick Pair units utilizing ‘final recognized location’ experiences. At present, Discover My System works with Quick Pair equipment, however solely whereas they’re related to your cellphone. Google additionally recently modernized the Find My Device app with a Material You redesign.
In the meantime, an idea artist imagined what Google’s tackle the AirTag tracker would seem like and hilariously dubbed the concept tracker the ‘G Spot.’
Supply: Android Police