Norton security, a subsidiary of Symantec Inc., has announced the release of a new beta application for the Android platform. Norton Smartphone Security provides Android users the ability to remotely lock and wipe their device in the event their phone is stolen, Norton-strength protection against malware, and the ability to screen calls from unwanted callers.
Though other applications mirror several of the features found in the Norton application, Norton is the first major company to launch such an application. With the strength of both the Norton name and the inherent resources Norton has by being such a large company, Norton Smartphone Security may very well become the gold standard for mobile security apps on Android. If nothing else, they should be able to provide strong competition with existing applications.
The Norton Smartphone Security application is a 90-day trial, meaning this service will not likely be free once the final version is released. No official pricing has been announced as of yet, but we will keep you informed once we learn more. More details including a full review will follow once we have a final version in our hands. In the meantime, head over to Norton’s Android site for more information on the Smartphone Security app.