Android is working on a built-in detector for AirTags

Because of ongoing issues, Apple started diving deeper into what the AirTags are capable of. The company specifically wanted to address unauthorized tracking by stalkers. However, Apple isn’t the only ecosystem with tracking technology. Android has its own set of trackers. Google, following Apple’s lead, is working on its own detector for attached trackers.

Spotted by 9to5Google, the company is developing a built-in Bluetooth feature that detects trackers that might be attached to the user without their permission. As such, Android users will eventually get the feature without installing a third-party app. The added lines of code specifically mention the AirTag and Tile devices.

Tracking these devices on Android isn’t exactly new. Both Apple and Tile previously released Android apps and features that detected unauthorized trackers for users. However, both solutions naturally depend on the user installing the apps in the first place. Users who don’t own AirTags or a Tile tracker won’t likely have the app on hand.

With a pre-installed tracking feature, users won’t need any external app anymore since the feature will be built into Play services. Anyone on Android will be automatically notified if an unregistered device suddenly starts following them.

However, according to the report, the feature is still in early development. There is no indication if or when it makes out of the development stage. If anything, Google has preface for releasing such a feature, especially as the Google I/O event approaches.

SEE ALSO: Should you worry about stalkers using an AirTag on you?

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