EE has teamed up with mobile security firm Lookout in a bid to improve the safety of Android devices used by its retail customers.

The smartphones and tablets of EE, Orange and T-Mobile customers will now come with the Lookout Mobile Security app pre-installed.

The app offers scanning to protect against viruses, malware, adware and spyware, and a “Locate and Scream” function that displays the whereabouts of a device using Google Maps and makes it sound an alarm.

There is also a Lookout Premium service, which is exclusive to EE customers and offers additional functionality such as scanning SMS for malicious links and sending alerts containing a photo from the front facing camera and the location of the device if anyone tries to remove the battery or SIM card.

According to data from McAfee Labs, mobile malware samples grew by 167 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2014. The vast majority appears on the Android OS.

“More people than ever before are using a mobile device rather than a PC to get online,” commented Christopher Traggio, Director of Mobile Insurance and Added Value Products at EE.

“With that in mind, we’ve partnered with Lookout to ensure that whatever our customers choose to do with their devices, they’ll have the peace of mind offered by the very latest in mobile security protection”.

The Lookout deal follows one EE announced last month with MobileIron to improve the security of mobile device management for enterprise customers.

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