Google released Datally to manage your mobile data usage

Janie Parker
November 30, 2017

Besides being able to track data usage in real-time, the app also offers personalized recommendations on ways to save data.

The Data Saver bubble blocks background data and tracks real-time data usage, whatever app you're in - it's like a speedometer for your data.

Finally, Datally provides personalised alerts to users, while also helping them look for public WiFi. While unlimited data is making a comeback in the USA, there are still a lot of people on tiered data plans, and many other people around the world have even more limited data plans. The company says that it's been testing Datally in the Philippines over the past few months and found that users saved up to 30 percent on their data.

Datally works on all devices running Android 5.0 and later, and is now available on the Google Play Store. It can also find nearby free Wi-Fi for you to use.

Help Android users better understand data usage. Google has released an app of its own which can help curb the extra costs that could be incurred due to this.

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Datally, the new service, lists data consumption by app and enables users to shut off data transmissions by apps of their choosing, Google group product manager Josh Woodward told Reuters in an interview.

The app is now globally available in the Google Play Store.

While blocking apps from using background data will help you save data, it has some limitations. Firstly, it acts as a data monitor letting you know your usage on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis. And because the app is straightforward, it is easy for everyone to understand.

It has a built-in Wi-Fi Finder which will help you locate nearby hotspots based on your location.

The app is the part of Google's Next Billion User division, an internal effort to make internet available to all countries where tech infra is poor or not affordable like American and European nations.

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