One of the odd quirks about the Lookout Mobile Security app for Android (download) has been that it required a cell phone number to install. Those days are over, as Lookout released today an Android version of its app that will work on phones and tablets running Android 1.5 or later. The security app also will work on Apple devices running iOS 4.0 and up.

Lookout now works on Android tablets, as well as Android phones and Apple products running iOS 4.0 or later.

(Credit: Lookout Mobile Security)

  October 26, 2011 C/NET


It was veryby difficult, if not impossible, to run earlier versions of Lookout on a tablet because the app’s activation process and other device recognition protocol were done via text message. The new version changes that requirement. App registration is still required, but it now has other ways of identifying your device.

The version of Lookout published today is an update to the current app, so you won’t have to hunt down a tablet version separate from the existing phone app.