Android anti-malware and security app Lookout Security & Antivirus has been upgraded to version 3.0. Its most important new feature, known as Signal Flare, is designed to help users locate a phone that is low on battery. It’s a preventative measure that automatically marks the phone’s location when the battery is low.
This makes it possible to look up the location via the company’s website after the battery is entirely dead. Signal Flare has to be turned on before the battery goes flat for this to work. There is not, as you might imagine, any way for Lookout to have a device send its location after it’s out of juice.
Lookout has also debuted a re-designed interface that’s built to mesh with the aesthetics of Android 4.0. This means a smoother appearance, finer fonts and a new activity feed that provides at-a-glance information about the app’s active protection.
Last, but far from least, is a new Safe Dialer feature that protects against dialer-based attacks. It triggers when the user clicks on a mobile number from an app or web page. Lookout will notify the user if the number appears suspicious.
Lookout Security & Antivirus can be obtained for free on Google Play. Users seeking access to premium features must pay $2.99 per month. Android 2.2 or newer is required.