As of 8.18, Lookout will no longer be offering new versions of the Lookout app for users of Android 2.1.
We’re making this change because a lot of the new technology and features we’re working on are not supported by Android 2.1, and with only about 1% of the worldwide population of Android users using Android 2.1 (Eclair), we predict that this will affect a minimal number of Lookout users.
So what does this mean exactly?
- Devices with Android 2.1 installed will effectively be frozen on version 8.18 of the Lookout app. They will not see or be able to download subsequent product updates, even when they visit Google Play.
- 2.1 users will continue to get regular security updates from Lookout to protect their devices against the latest malware and security threats.
- This also means that these devices will not be able to receive new features that may be launched in later versions.
How do I check to see what version of Android my phone is running?
- Click the Menu button on the Home Screen
- Click the Settings button
- Scroll down and click on the “About phone” option
- Click the “Software information” option
- The Android Version will be listed at the top of the screen
Is there anything else I can do?
Short of buying a new phone with a newer version of Android, not really. You can check to see if you have any operating system updates on your phone that may update you to 2.2 or above, just in case. But if you don’t have any updates to Android pending on your device, unfortunately, there’s very little you can do.
Get the answers to all your Lookout questions at https://faq.lookout.com.