Lookout is one of the many security apps available for Android, and perhaps one of the most widely used one. Its user base is set to grow substantially as it has clinched a deal to be install on all AT&T Android devices, that includes smartphones and tablets. The app will come pre-loaded on the carrier’s devices, and while customers usually referred to pre-loaded apps as “bloatware,” this is perhaps one app that they might find themselves using for real. AT&T will offer customers basic protection for free, those looking to go the extra mile can purchase Lookout’s premium protection for $2.99 per month, which will be added to their bill.
The Lookout security app can be used to locate a stolen or missing Android device, to back-up data and to manage phone security. From Lookout’s website, users can manage multiple devices and even locate them on a Google map. This actually isn’t Lookout’s first deal with a mobile carrier. Last year it signed a deal with Germany’s Deutsche Telekom to better protect its European subscribers. As previously mentioned, customers with AT&T Android smartphones and tablets will get the app, that includes the Galaxy Note 3 as well, so even if phablets aren’t explicitly mentioned, rest assured they’re covered as well.