We have joined the 21st century and gotten our first smartphones.
Ever conscious of privacy and security concerns, we intend to keep GPS and location services turned off except when specifically needed, and generally to keep the phones turned off unless we're making or expecting a call, or are using Google Maps. We've also discovered that it's possible to avoid entering Google's Matrix by not opening an account with them, and all the features we're interested in will still work.
But I do have a question: is there any value to buying anti-virus or Internet security software for an Android phone? One product that I saw has a neat feature where you can make the phone emit a loud noise so that you can find it if you've misplaced it, but what about the "core" AV functionality -- is that useful on Android, or not really? We might do some Web surfing on the phones, the most likely scenario being to settle arguments with other family members over dinner at a restaurant.
Thanks for any (knowledgeable ) advice on this.