Modern smartphones are really just like pocket PCs. Besides making phone calls and sending text messages, they allow us to connect to the internet in order to check emails, update social media, sync notes, browse the web and so on. But accessing internet from your mobile isn’t always safe, especially when using public Wi-Fi hotspots. Because hackers and cybercriminals can easily crack your device’s security given the first available opportunity. And since our mobile phones now carry a considerable amount of personal information, no one can afford to lose it to the wrong hands.
One way to secure your phone’s online communications is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. Using a VPN greatly minimizes the risk of unauthorized access to your personal data, firstly by providing a secured internet connection, and secondly, allowing you to browse the web anonymously across shared public networks and places with free hotspot Wi-Fi access. Spotflux – a well-known VPN provider that until now supported Windows and Mac – has released their free VPN app for Android that comes with quite a few useful security features to keep intruders at bay.
Free VPN App For Android
The Android variant of the service is no different. In fact, it has some cool new features specifically designed for mobiles and tablets, such as bandwidth saving to maximize your cellular data plan, and protection against malware. In addition, it has a feature called pro-active privacy defense that assures your privacy while surfing the internet.
The interface looks quite elegant, consisting of an intuitive UI that’s fairly easy to navigate. The app sports a dark gray background overlaid by information regarding its current status. For example, you can easily check directly from the home screen whether features like safe browsing or bandwidth saving are enabled without any additional menu swipes and finger taps.
Upon launch, Spotflux for Android displays a disclaimer about necessary app permissions required to enable VPN. Simply tap the OK button when prompted to jump to the main screen. After that, you will see an initializing message that takes around a minute to establish secure VPN connection between your device and Spotflux servers. The initializing message then turns to enabled, confirming you’re ready to use the internet. We all know that VPNs tend to take over internet speed and come with limited monthly bandwidth. Spotflux in contrast is free from such limitations and nuisances. The app also displays total number of trackers that were blocked by the Spotflux servers at the bottom.
Overall, Spotflux for Android is one the best mobile VPN apps. It’s available at Play Store as a 10 days evaluation trial which boasts all the features of the app. And you can continue to enjoy basic free VPN service without bandwidth savings or anti-malware after expiration of the trial period. Or you can always purchase one of the paid subscriptions valued at $1.99 / month or $5.99 / year respectively.