Rumoured future Google phone-finding characteristic will work even when it is turned off

Google is claimed to be engaged on a characteristic that can assist individuals find misplaced gadgets even when they’re powered off.

Google is reportedly engaged on a brand new device-locator characteristic that can make it doable for individuals to seek out their telephones and equipment even when they’re powered off.

The characteristic, which is claimed to be referred to as Discover My Gadget, will reportedly be much like Apple’s Discover My which additionally lets individuals find iPhones, iPads, and different gadgets. Discover My additionally makes use of the massive variety of iPhones in circulation because the spine of the community and it is thought that is what Google intends to do with the entire Android telephones on the market.


Misplaced and located, even when powered off

A 91mobiles report cites leaker Kuba Wojciechowski because the supply of the knowledge that means Discover My Gadget may also be used to find merchandise trackers much like the AirTag. These trackers will use extremely wideband (UWB) expertise for extra precision when displaying the place gadgets are and making them simpler to seek out within the course of.

Having the ability to find telephones even once they aren’t powered on is a key characteristic that might make Discover My Gadget so useful. “The characteristic shall be referred to as Pixel Energy-off Finder, not less than on Google telephones,” the report claims. 91mobiles goes on, saying that Google “is tipped to be engaged on constructing an enormous community of all Android gadgets, together with elective help or UWB, locator tags like Apple AirTags and these embrace Google’s personal tag codename ‘grogu’ and extra”

At this level, it is not clear if Google already has the entire required expertise constructed into the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional, however we will wager that it will be there when the Pixel 8 collection is able to go later this yr.

It additionally is not clear whether or not this may be restricted to Google’s gadgets or if it could permit OEMs to benefit from it as properly.

This newest information comes a day after Google was rumoured to be able to announce its AirTag-like tracker in the course of the Google I/O 2023 occasion in Might.