avast! is one of the best anti virus providers and free too. Now it is rolling out its world class anti virus services for Android devices. The services being launched are Mobile Security, Anti-Theft and a very new service called Mobile Backup which will let you back your data on the clouds (I assume that).
However before launching the service on the Google Play Store, avast! is starting a beta testing of the Apps and the beta testing will only last for a week. So if you are into testing or want to take a sneak peak at the App you can head over to the Google Plus community here and sign up for the beta testing.
Rest assured that once launched, avast! old services will be free and the new services may be charged as per the discretion of avast!.
The new features include :
avast! Mobile Security
Some UI rework: simple new dashboard
App Locking: Protect applications by password (premium)
Ad Detector or the Advanced Privacy Advisor: Scan applications for presence of the most common ad networks giving you insight into what type of information is gathered (premium)
Advanced Web Features
Take pictures (premium)
Record audio (premium)
Collect contacts, call log and SMS (premium)
Send SMS from your phone (premium)
Geofencing: Automatically detect and act accordingly if your device moves out of a defined region (e.g. while you are in a bar) (premium)
avast! Mobile Backup
Back up contacts, call logs, SMS (free)
Back up images (free)
Back up audio files (premium)
Back up video files (premium)
Back up apps (premium)
Back up app settings (rooted devices only) (premium)