According to a Google Plus post, the users can now ask Google to find their Android phone from the desktop. Google can even ring it if its hiding nearby.  The users can also see it on the map.

To avail the feature, the users have to get the latest version of the Google app and an active GPS to locate it.

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Find My Phone is as simple as a web query. Just open a Google omnibox and type 'find my phone' to display a map that reveals the phone's current resting place.

However, 'Find My Phone' does not allow users to lock or erase the data in case it is stolen. But it can be done with the help of Android Device Manager.

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Google Inc has also said that malware infections on Android devices have been cut in half in the past year following security upgrades for the mobile platform.

In a security review for 2014, Google said it made significant strides for the platform long seen as weak on security.

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Android security engineer Adrian Ludwig said in a blog post that the overall worldwide rate of potentially harmful applications installed dropped by nearly 50 percent between the first quarter and the fourth quarter of the year.

Ludwig noted over one billion Android devices in use worldwide have security through Google Play "which conducts 200 million security scans of devices per day" and that fewer than one percent of the devices had potentially harmful apps installed in 2014.