Last Updated: September 3rd, 2013

Avast's Android offering has been a top-notch product since it was released, and the company has put in a lot of hard work to continuously make it better since then. Recently, it launched some Premium features for its Mobile Security app, which offer some incredible functionality for only two bucks a month ($15 if you pay for a full year). Before we get into our newest Mega Giveaway with avast!, let's take a closer look at some of the features unlocked in Mobile Security Premium.

  • Geo-fencing. Set a custom perimeter on the fly (great if you're out in public and plan on being in the same location for an extended period), which will cause an alarm to sound should your device somehow wander out of the protected area.
  • Password Check. If the lockscreen password is entered incorrectly three times, the device can be automatically marked as lost (which will trigger all the selected "lost" actions), and/or take a picture of the would-be perpetrator.
  • avast! Backup. Technically, Backup isn't part of avast! Mobile Security (it's a separate app), but it does offer additional features for Premium users. The free version of the app will back up your text messages, contacts, and photos, but the increased functionality added in the Premium version will also keep your apps, music files, videos, and game scores safely stored in your Avast account and Google Drive. That's good lookin' out.

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Nexus 4 8GB

  1. Himanshu Ranjan
  2. Tim Norris

Nexus 4 16GB Bundle

  1. Daniel Sharon
  2. Brendan McEachran

Nexus 7 16GB

  1. Rohit T Mathew

Nexus 10 16GB

  1. Tim Grzadzinski
  2. Travis Wolfenberger

Nexus 10 32GB

  1. Spyros Giannopulos
  2. Tom Rigodanzo

And that's just to name a few of the key features. Otherwise, you'll also get:

  • App Locking: Locks an unlimited number of apps.
  • Ad Detector: Detects ads and provides full details of their tracking systems.
  • Remote SMS: Remotely send SMS from the phone.
  • Remote Data Recovery: Remotely retrieve data from the phone.
  • Remote Identification: Take picture of the thief when he/she tries to unlock device (use front or back camera, with face recognition). Record audio, with voice recognition.


Of course, all the free features that made avast! so good in the first place are still intact: Anti-Theft (with root support), App Manager, Privacy Advisor, and of course, Virus Scanning. As already mentioned, the free version of Backup also keeps some of your most sensitive data stored safely in the cloud.

So, how do you get in on this premium action? It's easy, actually – just install Mobile Security and Backup, hit the "Go Premium" button and away you go. Head below to grab both apps.

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And now... it's giveaway time! Just like the last time, we have nine Nexus device (plus a few accessories) to hand out:

Getting your name in the hat is easy – just answer a simple question: What do you value most about your phone? This can be a tricky question, so here are some examples of good answers:

  • The device itself
  • Photos
  • Contacts
  • Videos
  • Emails
  • Text Messages
  • ...etc.

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Like last time, if you fail to answer the question with a reasonable response, you will be disqualified. In other words, you will not get a free Nexus for saying "Ohh, give me one!!11" or "Pick me plz!!222." You've been warned!

This giveaway is international (excludes North Korea, Sudan, Iran, or anywhere else with a U.S. embargo).

The giveaway begins now and will run for one week, ending on August 31st at 12:00 AM (midnight) PST. Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Alec Reed

    I value the software the most in a phone!

  • pac

    The alarm and calendar for managing my schedule.

  • [email protected]

    I have a Sony Xperia S,
    The thing I value most about my phone is the photographs it holds, the stories they represent and what they mean to me.

  • Wood Chuck (alias)

    I value my cell phone primarily as an Android development test device. Additionally, I make frequent use of its camera and text messaging capabilities. I use it daily to take pictures of my whiteboard checklist, which helps me track what I accomplish each day.

    It's a Samsung Galaxy S II.

  • aaron rudyk

    The phone is the most important to me because all of my data is backed up on my computer of not worth much to me.

  • AnnJ

    I value google maps

  • http://about.me/alexstan Alex Stan

    what i value most in my rootin' tootin' ringing dinging android thingamajig you say? why now, it's its ability to run custom roms of course (or, in layman's terms, open sourced drivers) and shouldn't i forget, it's ability to shoot mother frigging lasers outta it's one of a kind shining bright #HOLOYOLO infused AMOLED pixels!

    no, really now. the fact that every device is at core, sort of, depending on who locks it down and how hard they try, a developer device, allowing everyone to contribute. kind of brings tears of joy to my eyes.

  • A. Rezza

    My phone is the most valuable ones! Messages? Contacts? Photos? Just use avast!!

  • Aku

    Contacts.. Without it then I'm lost!

  • Janis Tutens

    I have galaxy s3 which i love .i like my device itself it is fast and very easy to use .camera also rocks i have taken so much good photos with it.

  • Maya TheBee

    The device itsel, it's a really useful gadget!

  • ahmad

    i value the device itself its basically like my toothbrush well one i take everywhere

  • Edvīns

    i value the device itself its very good and smooth.

  • Powrót TOMa

    سمَـَّوُوُحخ ̷̴̐خ ̷̴̐خ ̷̴̐خ امارتيخ ̷̴̐خEat it

  • SeanM

    I like my phone's GUI.

  • Bo Waddle

    I currently have a T-Mobile Huawei Prism. Which is a pretty old phone but i still like it :) It is reliable and somewhat quick on the internet for my taste. One of my favorite features on the phone is how durable it is. I have dropped it countless times and no cracks :)

    I love my phone especially when I need to prove some of my friends wrong :P It will always be my little companion and a dear friend in my eyes no matter how weird it sounds to people :)

    Even if i do win this Nexus i will pass down the phone so it can be a good and dear friend to the person I pass it down to. Most likely will be my sister :P but I dont mind as long as she takes care of it :) I love you my dear friend!

  • Nuno Telez

    For some reason my entry (1) got deleted. Did this happen to some1 else?

    • mike

      mine too

      • Daniel

        Same with me

        • Samyak Ranjan


    • Marten Pärn

      Seems that mine got deleted also

  • Alice Phan

    The memories I have had with my phone and the way it makes me feel are the most important to me. I lost my phone once and was really really upset then, not because of the material value of the phone but all memories I had had with it (text messages, photos...).

  • http://mrmcpowned.com mrmcpowned

    Any info on who won yet?

    • Goutham Kumaran

      i really love all the three prizes, the nexus 4 which is a quad core phone with a nice gpu can be an awesome upgrade to my xperia ray, with the nexus 7 i can read a lot of books and play as well, and you dont have to mention about the nexus 10 its an awesome device with the highest resolution and front facing speakers. As im from India the 2013 nexus 7 and reduced price nexus 4 arent available in my coutry yet. I love android and read android police everyday at least always and i use avast antivirus in my phone and lap so would love to get this. Anyways best of luck for all of you guys.

    • Daniel DS

      I won the Nexus 4 16GB bundle!!!!! ~Daniel Sharon

      • http://mrmcpowned.com mrmcpowned

        Well lucky you :) Hope I win something next round.

  • Attila Biró

    I value its an all-in-one device which allways with me...

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

    Winners have been picked and the post has been updated!

  • Umar Ghouse

    Congratulations winners!

  • Madhav Phophaliya

    congrats to the winner i hope i win something next time

  • sachin goral

    I'm hurt but hopes are high for the upcoming giveaways.

    Congrats to the lucky winners :-)

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Winners posted. Congratulations!

  • Tamás Simon


  • Chris Knopff

    Grats to the winners

  • Pravas

    Congrats winners

  • Daniel DS

    I won the Nexus 4 16GB bundle!!!!!

  • Rohit T Mathew

    I won the Nexus 7 16GB !!!! Finally after all those years of keeping up with AP and entering giveaways!!! Didn't seem to get any mail or any intimation regarding the win though :(

  • http://besthealth.automaticbody.com/ Ken Sherman

    I am starting to wonder if my comment went through. :P Oh, well better luck next time I guess :/. Congrats to the winners! :)

  • Daniel DS

    My package has arrived today, the 16gb Nexus 4 bundle is awesome! Thank you so much guys :D