Mobile giants ready to fight against mobile theft issues


Regardless of the fact that technology has become more advanced in recent times, theft or loss of smartphones is still an issue which requires plenty of attention from some of the biggest companies in the industry. Due to this, many tech giants all over the world have signed an agreement which will feature ‘a baseline anti-theft tool’ free of charge in all devices offered for sale starting from July 2015.

The companies like Nokia, Google, HTC, Huawei, Microsoft, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and US Cellular have signed the agreement and said that the new feature will be offered by July 2015. The tool in question can be either pre-installed or it will be available for download. The agreement covers Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices and they are the ones which make up over 90 percent of the market in the United States.

With the help of the anti-theft tool, users will have the ability to erase their personal data remotely and will limit functionality to just emergency calls. This will also prevent the smartphone from being reactivated without the consent of users. After the phone is recovered, users will be able to regain control over it.

Many of the features resemble to that of the iPhone 5S by Apple.

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