October 27, 2015
São Paulo, October 27, 2015 - AVG® Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security companyTM for more than 200 million monthly active users, today announced Samsung Electronics will feature its security and performance mobile solutions in the Samsung Galaxy’s Latin American app store. AVG’s flagship AVG AntiVirus PRO for AndroidTM and AVG CleanerTM for AndroidTM will give Samsung customers in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Peru access to AVG’s award-winning protection and performance products.
For a limited time, Samsung customers will receive a 90-day trial of both apps. After the trial, customers will either be able to choose to keep the enhanced features by purchasing the upgrades or to migrate to the award-winning free versions, which offer core protection and performance.
"Partnering with Samsung allows AVG to continue its expansion in strategic markets in Latin America, where smartphone use has been increasing dramatically,” said David Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Revenue & Business Operations, AVG Technologies. "Because mobile is the primary source of Internet connection for many users in high- growth markets, security has become an increasing concern for manufacturers who want to offer the best possible protection for their customers. We are very pleased to provide that peace of mind.”
In addition to strengthening AVG’s position as a leading provider of online security throughout the world, the partnership with Samsung in Latin America is another proof point of AVG’s heightened focus and presence in the Latin America market. Brazil is considered a key market in AVG’s expansion strategy for the future.
With users increasingly dependent on their mobile devices in their daily lives, we need to commit to providing safe Internet use for our customers,” said Aline dos Santos, Marketing Manager, Samsung Media Solution Center for Latin America. “Working with AVG allows us to leverage the knowledge and experience of a leading company in protection, privacy and performance mobile solutions to ensure that our users can enjoy their smartphones and tablets with peace of mind."
AVG and Samsung will be discussing this partnership and other strategies for the Brazilian and Latin American markets at AVG’s booth at Futurecom 2015. The event will take place from today through Thursday, October 29, at the Transamerica Expo Center, São Paulo, Brazil.
Futurecom 2015 – Leading the Digital Transformation
Date: October 26 to 29, 2015
Schedule: 9h30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (including Trade Show and International Congress)
Location: Transamérica Expo Center - Avenida Doutor Mário Vilas Boas Rodrigues, 387 - Santo Amaro, São Paulo – SP - Brazil
About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
For over 70 years, Samsung has been dedicated to making a better world through diverse businesses that today span advanced technology, semiconductors, skyscraper and plant construction, petrochemicals, fashion, medicine, finance, hotels, and more. Our flagship company, Samsung Electronics, leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media. Through innovative, reliable products and services; talented people; a responsible approach to business and global citizenship; and collaboration with our partners and customers, Samsung is taking the world in imaginative new directions.
Media Solution Center is a division of Samsung present in various regions of the world. Brazil's Office is responsible for Latin America Division that aims to create and offer quality content and services for the company's devices. The Division also aims to boost the market for content and services through strategic partnerships with regional companies, as well as support the development of differentiated and exclusive applications, contributing to the ecosystem of developers in Latin America. http://developer.samsung.com/
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October 27, 2015 by AVG PR