Lookout Mobile now available on Kindle Fire

Anti-virus protection finally comes to the Kindle Fire, users can also locate lost / stolen devices

@CharlesJGantt
Published Thu, Jan 3 2013 5:41 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

With the Kindle Fire being based on Android, it can get the same viruses that are now beginning to creep into mobile devices world wide. Lookout Mobile, a company that builds anti-virus apps for Android just released its first app for Amazon's flagship tablet.

Lookout Mobile now available on Kindle Fire | TweakTown.com

The app is the same as the standard Android version, but being that the Amazon does not allow the Google Play Store on the Kindle Fire, the company had to submit the app for approval before it became available in the Amazon App Store.

Once installed, the app will alert you to hidden viruses, and track the location of your phone remotely in the event your phone gets stolen, lost or otherwise indisposed. The app will also let you activate a "Scream" ringtone to help you locate the lost or stolen device.

NEWS SOURCE:venturebeat.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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