Google has introduced a nifty solution for finding your lost Android phone: simply entering "find my phone" into the Google desktop search engine.
It only makes sense, since the company simultaneously runs the software used on the search engine and the Android OS.
Google announced the feature last week (April 15) in a post on Google+. "If the pesky phone is hiding nearby, Google can ring it for you — or you can see it on the map if you, say, forgot it at the bar. Just make sure you’ve got the latest version of the Google app installed on your device!"
Google doesn't specify this, but you obviously must be logged into Google (with the same username and phone number you use on your Android device) for the feature to work. All in all, it's pretty cool.
Just make sure your phone isn't set to silent, because even ringing it via desktop search won't help you find it under the couch cushion.