AVG Technologies' flagship mobile product, AVG AntiVirus free for Android has surpassed the 70 million download mark on Google Play, the first time this has been achieved by any security application.
“AVG was the first company to provide a free security app for Android devices on the Android market now available on Google Play,” said David Ferguson, General Manager, Consumer and Mobile at AVG Technologies. “In such a constantly changing industry, reaching this important milestone is a testament to the dedication of our team to continually innovate and secure consumers’ rapid adoption of Android mobile devices.”
This news follows the company’s recent update to its AVG AntiVirus free for Android product announced at Mobile World Congress 2013, aimed at offering the best protection and ease of use experience to mobile users, combined with new features and enhancements.
“Mobile is an area of strategic focus for AVG. 2012 was a big year for us in the mobile space and 2013 will be no different,” said John Giamatteo, COO of AVG Technologies. “The uptake of smartphones and tablets is happening at a phenomenal rate and there are now more mobile-connected devices than people on the earth.”
As part of AVG’s diversification strategy, the company has also announced the launch of AVG TuneUp® for Android, bringing its leading optimization product to mobile users.
“We are absolutely committed to our customers and I am pleased to say that not only have we reached this milestone, but that AVG AntiVirus free for Android is now the anti-virus application with the most five-star ratings on Google Play – further evidence that one can offer top quality within a free product,” added John Giamatteo.