AVG Appointed Mobile Security Partner to Sony Mobile’s Xperia Smartphones and Tablets

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AVG Technologies today announced a three year partnership with Sony Sony Mobile to be the exclusive provider of mobile security to its customers. From autumn 2014, Xperia Z3 series smartphones and tablets will include AVG’s flagship AVG AntiVirus PRO for Android app. This will provide Xperia users with the mobile protection they need to help use their devices safely for their online activities.

Xperia users will receive a 180 day trial of the AVG AntiVirus PRO for Android app for free, after which they can either purchase the annual subscription to keep the enhanced features or opt for the default AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android option to ensure their Xperia smartphone or tablet is not left without protection.

“The popularity of consumer apps, device proliferation and the bring-your-own-device trend in the workplace means we are spending more time on our connected devices and entrusting them with a broader range of personal and financial data. As a result, more people now expect to put in place security protection when they purchase a mobile device, whatever they plan to use it for,” said David Ferguson, General Manager Consumer & Mobile, AVG Technologies.

“AVG is already looking ahead to a future with AVG Zen where smart, connected devices in the home and personal devices like wearables could also be protected. With this vision of the Internet of Things starting to become a reality, people are confidently getting online through smartphones and tablets and providing AVG’s security apps will give Xperia device users peace of mind.”

AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android was the first mobile security application to exceed 100 million downloads on the Google Playâ„¢ Store.

With the launch earlier this year of AVG Zen™, an application for Windows® PCs and Android smartphones and tablets, AVG has expanded its mobile portfolio to help consumers retain control over their privacy, protection, and performance when using a connected device to get online.

About AVG AntiVirus PRO for Android

Protect & Keep Safe:

  • App Scanner: scans apps to ensure that no malware or other hazardous infections are able to infect your device.
  • File Scanner: scans your phone for viruses and removes them with a simple click, ensuring your contacts, bookmarks, text messages, music and videos are kept safe.
  • Safe web surfing: actively checks web pages in real-time before you land on that page. If it detects something suspicious, it prevents you from visiting the site.
  • App Lock: protects your privacy by enabling you to lock your apps, thereby securing them from being accessed by other people using your phone.

Find & Protect Your Phone:

  • Phone Locator: helps you locate your phone if lost or stolen. Locate it quickly via Google Maps or enable the SHOUT function which maximizes the volume of your ring tone even if your phone is on “Silent”
  • Phone Locker: keeps outside parties from accessing your personal information by allowing you to lock your phone remotely via SMS or from controls managed from the Anti-Theft service.
  • Camera Trap: if AVG Anti-Theft records 3 failed attempts by an intruder to unlock your phone, it takes a photo of them with the phone’s front-facing camera. The photo is then emailed to you with an alert to the attempted break-in.
  • Remote Wipe: helps preserve your privacy by enabling you to wipe all contacts, photos, and calendars, your text messages, browsing history and SD Card.
  • SIM Lock: locks your phone when the SIM card is replaced.

Enhance Performance:

  • Improve Performance: optimize battery, storage and mobile data usage.
  • Task Killer: shut down apps that may affect device performance.
  • Improved Battery Consumption: get notified when the battery is below the level you set. Use the new Power Save button to turn off device functions that consume your battery or use Auto Power Save to turn off several features that consume battery automatically when the battery power reaches the level you set.
  • Data Usage: keep track of your 3G/4G mobile data usage by getting notifications as you approach your monthly data limit.
  • Storage Usage: uninstall apps that you think use too much storage to free up space on your device.
  • App Backup: helps you back up all your apps to your SD Card so you never get caught without your favorite games, utilities or feeds.

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