Google delays Discover My System rollout as Apple drags heels on joint commonplace

Google has introduced its Discover My System community might be delayed past this summer season, because it waits for Apple to combine unknown tracker alerts for all Bluetooth-based trackers.

Google introduced the Discover My System community at Google I/O in Could, whereas additionally confirming it was working with Apple on a cross-industry commonplace to make sure trackers from a number of producers might be recognized on each platforms.

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Nevertheless, Google is not going to be rolling out the function till Apple has introduced it to iOS. Google says that specification might be finalised by the top of the 12 months.

It will allow iPhone homeowners to see if trackers made for Google’s Discover My System community had been used to trace them, and vice versa. For now, iOS gained’t help it, and Google needs to attend for that to be in place.

In a weblog publish, Google says: “Consumer security and the prevention of undesirable location monitoring is a high precedence for Android. We’re working in partnership with Apple to assist finalise the joint undesirable tracker alert specification by the top of this 12 months. Right now we’ve made the choice to carry the rollout of the Discover My System community till Apple has carried out protections for iOS.”

Nevertheless, whereas Apple is dragging its ft with bringing the help to iOS, Google is rolling out the undesirable monitoring alerts for units – together with Apple AirTags – right this moment.

Android customers will now see a notification if an unknown tracker is travelling with them and is separated from its proprietor. There’ll be the flexibility to see the tracker on the map, whereas there’ll be the choice to play a sound, so if it’s been dropped into your bag, as an illustration, you’ll be capable to observe it down.

You sense from the assertion Google may be a bit bit miffed that Apple hasn’t given them the identical courtesy, inflicting a wider delay of the Discover My System service on Android.