A software security developer has launched a new theft recovery solution for Android smartphones and tablets.
Absolute Software has released its LoJack product in the UK, which it claims to be the first consumer theft recovery solution for Android devices.
It allows users to remotely lock, locate or delete sensitive files from their device if it is stolen, while a special team set up by Absolute will work with police to retrieve the device.
The software cannot be removed with a factory reset and is embedded in the new Samsung Galaxy 4 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 inch tablet.
"Smartphone theft is a worldwide epidemic; I appreciate Samsung for working with us to take steps to stop this serious issue using Absolute persistence technology.," said Consumer VP Mark Grace.
"[Smartphone owners] can activate the 'kill switch' and with LoJack for Mobile Devices tracking and location solution those responsible for the theft can be identified or located and held accountable."
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