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Google Launches New App to Save Mobile Data

Google Launches New App to Save Mobile Data

Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 - 10:15
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Google introduced its new Datally app, which helps monitor and save mobile data. It's available in the Google Play store for any Android phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer, reported the German news agency (DPA).


The new app allows users to see data usage on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis and get recommendations for how they can save more. To save data, they can turn on the Data Saver feature to block background data usage and track consumption in real time. The app will also send alerts when public Wi-Fi is nearby.


During a trial in the Philippines, users saved up to 30% of their data, Google said.


The CNET.com website, specialized in technology topics, reported that Datally's features are nothing new, as they can be found among the capabilities in Android settings, but putting them into one app makes it easier for people to find and use them.


It is worth noting that saving data is important for people in countries like the US, particularly as apps pack in more features that suck up bandwidth. It's also key in less developed nations as Google tries to expand with its "Next Billion Users" push.


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