Google’s deployment of the Find My Device network is being delayed by Apple

The tech company Google was working on the Find My Device network. Many users out there might be eagerly waiting for the network’s launch. Well, we are afraid to share that users are required to wait a little longer given the fact that the tech giant has postponed the rollout. It is possibly due to Apple. Just today, the company posted updates regarding the launch of its Find My Device network.

The company claims that it has decided to postpone the Find My Device network’s launch “until Apple finishes implementing protections for iOS.” During Google I/O 2023, the company declared that Android would soon receive support for a new tracking network. Just a week earlier this, the tech giant unveiled that to stop unauthorized tracking, Google and Apple jointly developed a suggested industry specification.

The groundbreaking protocol will make it possible for Bluetooth location-tracking devices to work with unauthorized tracking detection and alarms on iOS and Android platforms. The draught standard provides best practices and guidance for manufacturers should they desire to incorporate these capabilities into their products. It has the backing of Tile, Chipolo, eufy Security, Pebblebee, and Samsung.

Currently, the company has not shared any specific date regarding the launch of the Find My Device network. However, the blog post indicates that the two tech giants Apple and Google aim to complete all the requirements for the partnered unwanted tracker alert specification by the end of this year. Well, the delay is also affecting the tracker market on the whole. Early this month, Chipolo shared that it won’t debut the Find My Device trackers, until or unless Google’s version of the Find My Device app rolls out to users globally.

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