PARIS, April 13 (Benin News / EP) –
Google has been working for weeks on a feature that would alert Android users to the presence of nearby devices. Bluetooth deconocidos, like a Airtag from Appleand this protection will be integrated into the Security and Emergency menu section of the smartphone.
The former editor of XDA Developers and now chief technical editor at Esper, Mishaal Rahmangave an overview of how Google plans to integrate this new feature in Android devices from the services of google play.
The protection will be included in the Security and Emergencies section of the Android device as “Unknown Device Alerts”.
Google is working on “unfamiliar device alerts” that will ” [check] for nearby Bluetooth devices” and alert you if “unknown devices are found to roam with you”. This is coming to Android devices through Google Play services. Here’s a first look at its settings page. pic.twitter.com/jd8qcrwt75
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) April 8, 2022
This new feature is described as the ability to locate “Nearby Bluetooth devices” for which the user “will be warned” if one of them is “nearby” him. In addition, it is possible to activate and deactivate these alerts, and includes the option to rescan as well as the number of unknown devices already detected.
This new information comes after the specialized media 9to5Google spotted, at the end of March, in an APK version of a Google application, a set of lines of code suggesting such a feature.
Google’s feature for detecting Bluetooth trackers follows Tracker Detect, Apple’s app launched in late 2021 that does the following the same functions also on Android devices.