Lookout, the popular cross-platform mobile security solution, has announced the availability of Lookout Premium -- the advanced version with extra features like the privacy advisor, remote lock and wipe, and enhanced backup and restore.  We took a look at it a few weeks back -- check it out here.  The app provides quite a bit for $2.99 a month ($29.99 annually), and the free 30 day trial lets you have a look and try the extras out for yourself.  To try it, just install the free version from the Market (links after the break) and update from within the application.

To make things even better, the folks at Lookout have offered up ten one-year subscriptions for us to give away to readers.  Head into the forums for the terms and enter for your chance to win!  Head past the break to read the full press release and get the download link for Lookout.

Lookout Announces Availability of Lookout Premium 

Consumers can download for advanced security and 
privacy protection; receive 30-days free
 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 16, 2010 – Lookout Mobile Security, the leading provider of cloud-based smartphone security software, today announced Lookout Premium for Android is now available for download from the Android market. Lookout Premium includes new features for those that want advanced security and privacy protection, including the new Privacy Advisor. In addition, Lookout Premium includes Remote Lock and Remote Wipe, Premium Support and additional Data Backup and Restore capabilities.
 
Lookout’s user base has grown to more than 3 million registered users and Lookout’s free product was recently selected as a top technology product of 2010 by PC World. The company will continue to offer its award-winning essential security for free, which includes protection against malware and spyware, data backup for contacts, and the missing device features including remote locate and “scream”.
 
To purchase Lookout Premium, users simply need to download Lookout from the Android Market and upgrade to Lookout Premium. Users have the option for a 30-day free trial of Lookout Premium.
 
Lookout Premium includes all the great features available in Lookout Free, plus:
·         Additional Security + Privacy Protection: Privacy Advisor +Remote Wipe and Remote Lock
·         Enhanced Backup & Restore: Photos and call history, in addition to contacts. Transfer data to a    new phone.
·         Premium Support: Priority response to your issues and questions
 
About Lookout Mobile Security
Lookout is a smartphone security company dedicated to making the mobile experience safe for everyone.Lookout delivers protection from malware and spyware, data backup and recovery, and can locate a missing device if it is lost or stolen. Lookout’s unique cross-platform, cloud-connected application is designed from the ground up to provide advanced protection for smartphones while remaining lightweight and efficient on the phone. With users across 400 mobile networks in 170 countries, Lookout is a world leader in smartphone security. Lookout’s award-winning mobile application is currently free and available for Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout is funded by Khosla Ventures, Trilogy Equity Partners and Accel Partners. For more information and to download the application, please visit www.mylookout.com.

 

Reader comments

Lookout premium now available, we have 10 copies to give away [contest]

15 Comments

I see nothing worth paying 29 bucks a year for.

The free version does remote whipe and Google syncs what I need synced.

Their problem is that they baked too much goodness into the free version. They should charge one or two dollars for (one time) for basic version.

Are you sure? I thought that "remote wipe" was NOT baked into the Free Version, only AntiVirus, BackUp, & Find Me & squeel.

I love you software. I have installed it on all of my phones and suggested its use to all my friends with Android phones. Thanks!

I will have to try it before I pass judgement. I would like to support them if I need what they offer. Lookout is a great app IMO.

@ richdroidx If you don't see the button now, check back again tomorrow. You should see the new updated version within two days. If you want to try it asap, you can get it from our website. Thanks! Alicia from the Lookout team.

I've been using this app since I had my EVO. One of the first five apps I installed. I actually like paying for apps(i know, go figure), but after the 30 day trial expires, if I don't want the paid version, can you continue to use the free version?

Am I missing something I don't see anything to upgrade to Lookout Premium I even removed it and installed it again still nothing about upgrading to Lookout Premium

I use the free version of lookout and think it's great. I used the missing device feature and was able to locate my phone. I would like the premium version but I can't afford the extra bill...

Do I really have a need for this app? I have the free version installed on my Incredible and was thinking of uninstalling. Now they have a premium version. Your feedback is appreciated.

I think Lookout is the best mobile security app out there. I would love to get a free year of service. I think smartphone viruses are a growing threat....