OnePlus has been teasing a new product for a while now, hailing it as a game-changer which isn't a tablet or a smartwatch. While speculations were rife about what this game-changing device could be, the company did confirm that the product was indeed a drone in their recent AMA. A tweet and vine from OnePlus shed some more light on this product, which was confirmed to be named as DR-1 (dr-one, get it?) and was to reach stores "next month". In a...
Remotely Lock Your Device with Android Device Manager
About a month and a half ago, Google launched its Android Device Manager website to help Android locate and erase lost devices. At launch, the web-based utility allowed users to pinpoint a device’s location on a map, sound an alarm, and erase its storage. Now, Google has given the web utility a new and very useful trick.
Just as before, Android Device Manager works on devices running Froyo or later, and it installs itself as a Device Administrator (visible in Settings –> Security). Building on previous functionality, however, Android Device Manager now lets you remotely lock your device. This is particularly useful in the event that you misplace your device but find yourself unwilling to wipe its internal storage. After all, if your normally unlocked tablet is in the possession of a friend of yours, you’re probably better off securing it remotely than you are wiping all of your precious data.
While many may wonder why this seemingly simple feature wasn’t present in the first place, we’re just glad to see it there now. You can get started by visiting the Android Device Manager website. You can also learn more over at the official Google blog.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
With XDA being a community of Android enthusiasts, it is not uncommon to see lots of bashing on Apple's iPhone here. There are different reasons for the hate, but we'd like to hear your number one reason for not going with the iPhone. Let us know your thoughts below!
If you are familiar with Xiaomi, you might have heard that they are not the most compliant when it comes to the General Public License that makes the core of Android open to us. The terms of the GPLv2 state that since the Android kernel is based on the Linux kernel, which is licensed under GPL,v2 Android has to be open-source for everyone to study or modify, and those that modify the Android kernel have to make their sources immediately available for...