The devices are increasing in their manufacture and design. Some do support the modern features, but still there are many which do not know about the modern features.
You can track your device by using Google android device manager. This will need a data connection to the mobile company's internet only. The device must be connected with the Google account to track it after it has lost. You must allow this feature. You need to have enabled the android device manager for locating your device as these settings can be changed and can’t be set to on or off as per user's discretion.
You also need to allow the android device manager to lock your device and erase your data so that it does not come at the hands of some malicious persons. There is no app as such for that. This only needs that your device is connected to your Google account. It is very much easy to use in tracking of your missing phone. You just need to select the right device if you have connected many devices with the same Google account. After you select a device, it will try to locate the given device on the map. Google has also implemented some new tactics in their design as well. You can use the phrase 'where is my phone' in the search results and it will show your mobile on a little map after tracking, you can ring the phone directly from there.
There is another method to track down your missing phone which is to remotely install an app, but the device must be connected to the data connection. The requirement for this type of tracking need your device be connected with your Google account. The android version should not be higher than 3.0. This method is a bit complicated. First, you have to install an app android lost on your phone remotely, then you can activate it by sending a text from any of the mobile phone.
The installation of this app can be easily accomplished from your Google play store website on all your connected devices. The device needs to be however connected with your Google account at all costs otherwise you will not be able to do it. This is actually a demonstration of an emergency phone tracker. The device can be registered by sending the text instead of physical possession of the phone. This will act like a phone tracker hidden for the thief really. It will probably help many of us.