Exclusivity and freebies are some of the oldest tricks in the marketing book, but this is the direction that Samsung is apparently taking these days. The ink is barely dry on the deal that Sammy scored with Rovio (announced yesterday), which gives exclusive contents from Angry Birds: Space to Galaxy devices owners. And now, Samsung is bringing out even more goodies to its Galaxy-toting customers. Teaming up with Symantec, the Koreans give all owners of Samsung Galaxy devices free passes to use the full version of Norton Mobile Security app, for 90 days.
In order to secure, pun intended, your complimentary 90-day subscription of the Norton Mobile Security app, simply head to Samsung’s Apps portal and look it up under the ‘Utility’ category. You will then be able to download the full-featured version of the security app. Note that this is a different version from the Lite one, which is already available in Android Market-slash-Google Play.
The full version of the app is packed with additional and essential security features that you can’t find on the Lite version, including Anti-Theft and Anti-Loss Protection, Web Protection, Call and SMS blocking, and more. The app also offers a remote locate, lock and wipe tool, to get you out of the worst nightmare of any smartphone user – losing your precious device.
Once the 90-day trial is over, you will have to shell out $29.99 for the annual subscription, but only if you find the Norton Mobile Security to be worthy of your Android device’s decreasing storage space. Otherwise, you can just stick to using the lite version of the app. Be careful not to install just any anti-malware apps you find on the Store, though.
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Samsung Apps claims it’s not available in the US.