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Jun
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One of the geek community's favored anti-virus solutions on Windows, Kaspersky has recently made its move to secure the world of all things Android. Next up the company's sleeve is Kaspersky Tablet Security (clever name, right?), which brings Kaspersky's virus protection to Honeycomb (3.0 and 3.1, plus non-Honeycomb 2.1+) tablets. And it also runs on your phone, which allowed me (I am tablet-less) to take these screenshots:

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Basically, it's Kaspersky Mobile Security 9 spruced up for tablets, with all the theft protection, call blocking, SMS, and other phone-specific features removed. It is kind of handy to have those superfluous features axed (except theft protection?) for the purpose of navigating the menus, but it seems like this app doesn't add much functionality over its phone counterpart, aside from a streamlined (and admittedly much better) home screen.

Basically, the app keeps all the anti-virus and malware protection found in Kaspersky Mobile Security and drops everything else, while putting on more tablet-appropriate attire. Still, Mobile Security isn't Honeycomb-compatible, so that's one (sort of shady) reason to get this tablet-specific iteration.

Kaspersky has said they plan to integrate tablet-specific theft protection and remote wipe features into later versions of the app.

You can pick up Kasperky Tablet Security from Kaspersky's website only at the moment, and it will run you $20 for a one-year subscription. A bit pricey considering the phone app runs you $10 for a lifetime of use, but we imagine Tablet Security will show up in the market sooner or later.

Kaspersky via Twice

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • ChrisAlb

    Big different in pricing structure.... Understand tablets are a laptop replacement but the apps that are used and protected are much the same as the Android phones. I think this will turn off some potential buyers.

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