Lookout, a mobile security app, is announcing that there will be a premium version of their service some time before the end of the year. The big news here isn’t that they’ll have added features to the premium app, but that in order to keep a free version with the full list of current benefits, you’ll need to have it installed now or at least before the paid version launches.

The letter below from John Hering, CEO Lookout Mobile Security, explains as much about the new app as we know. We will keep you posted for further updates on Lookout Premium. In any case, make sure you have Lookout installed before the end of the year, or you’ll be paying for the app in the future.


We’re excited to let you know that we’ll be releasing Lookout Mobile Security Premium for Android later this year. We will continue to offer our award-winning free Lookout product and we will be adding a premium offering for those of you who want added protection. While we can’t reveal the details of the Premium version just yet, we can tell you what will happen for our existing users.

For you, nothing changes– unless you want it to! Because you are an existing Lookout user you can continue to use the same great Lookout product you know and love for as long as you want, free of charge. While we will continue to offer a free product, a few of our free features will become premium features for new users. Existing users like yourself will get to keep using those features free of charge for the life of your account. If you are interested in upgrading to the new Premium product, you’ll have the option to do that. And if you change your mind, you can always go back to what you have today for free.

Here’s How it Will Work:
– We will continue to have a great free version of Lookout
– Lookout Premium will be coming out soon (more details, including price, to come)
– You’ll have the option to upgrade to Lookout Premium
– For existing users, you get to continue using all the features in your Free product today, for the life of your account
– Note: The first version of Lookout Premium will be for Android users only. Additional platforms will follow.

When we release more information about Lookout Premium, you’ll be first to know. Stay tuned and thank you for supporting Lookout. If you have any questions, please send us a note at support@mylookout.com.

In the meantime, tell your friends to sign up for Lookout now!

John Hering
CEO, Lookout Mobile Security