Symantec has launched a new security suite for Android phones, called Smartphone Security Version 6.0 for Android. The app is available as a free download while in beta, and it seems to come with a 90 day subscription.

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Like Norton’s desktop security software, the mobile app will scan your phone for malware, but as far as I’m aware there isn’t a lot of malware out there targeting Android phones at the moment. Of course, that could change in the future, making security software like this a bit more useful.

But Norton Smartphone Security isn’t just a malware scanner. The mobile app also lets you configure your phone so that you can remotely lock it or wipe your data by sending a text message. This feature could come in handy if your phone is stolen and you don’t want someone accessing your personal or business information.

The app also lets you block calls or text messages from certain phone numbers. I’m still not convinced Norton Smartphone Security is a must-have mobile app. But it is a bit more useful than the name would initially suggest.

You can find more screenshots after the break.

via Droid Life

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

3 replies on “Norton Smartphone Security beta for Google Android now available”

  1. Norton on the PC is about as bad as having a virus. No way am I putting this thing on my phone.

  2. Norton on the PC is about as bad as having a virus. No way am I putting this thing on my phone.

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