Does the Symantec Mobile Security 7.2 (SMS 7.2) client on my Android device track the physical location? How does it do this?
There are location features built into most Android devices. Geolocation can be determined via GPS (Global Positioning System), via cell tower triangulation or via wifi networks. Settings can be viewed on the Android's device's Settings, Location & Security Settings.
This location information collected by Android can be forwarded to the Symantec Management Platform (SMP) if the administrator has configured the SMS 7.2 policy to do so.
This information may help to locate a lost or stolen device. For more information on other anti-theft features, please see About the Anti-Theft Features in Symantec Mobile Security 7.2