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Google has an app to lock you out of your financed phone if you stop paying for it

The only verified use is in Kenya for now, though

Google recently pushed a new app listing to the Play Store, called Device Lock Controller, which “enables device management for credit providers.” In other words, it can be used to lock you out of your phone if you don’t keep up with a creditor’s payments. However, Google says the Play Store app listing is a mistake that will soon be taken down. The app was launched earlier this year in collaboration with Kenyan carrier Safaricom for Android Go device financing.

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Google has an app to lock you out of your financed phone if you stop paying for it was written by the awesome team at Android Police.