Sprint Offering Norton Mobile Security Lite for Free
Sprint today announced that its customers with Android-based smartphones can download and use Norton's Mobile Security Lite application for free. The application lets users remotely lock their lost/stolen device via the internet or SMS; scans file and app downloads for malware threats; and automatically downloads and installs security updates. The full version of the application and service, which costs $29.99 for one year, adds a number of features such as remote lock, remote wipe, and locate.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications.
Google Updates, Renames Android Device Manager
Google today updated its Android Device Manager application. The app has a fresh design and, more importantly, a new name.
Facebook's Messenger Lite App Reaches the U.S.
Facebook recently made its data-saving, lightweight Messenger Lite application available to Android users in the U.S. The app has primarily been available in emerging markets where metered data connections are the norm.
Facebook Adds Video Chat to Messenger Lite
Facebook today made its slimmed-down messaging app a bit more powerful with the addition of video chatting. Facebook calls video chats "an expected and essential part of everyday communication" and the company is pleased to offer the functionality to users of the Messenger Lite app.