Google wants you to use your mobile data wisely, and to help you, it is testing a new app. Google’s new Triangle app will help users manage their mobile data. The app will come in extremely handy for users in emerging markets, especially if you are stuck on a plan with very little data included.
How Google’s Triangle app will help users
The Triangle app is a quick and effective way to check your mobile data balance, and it also helps in managing individual apps and blocking apps that are eating up your mobile data. Users can block any apps they wish for 10 to 30 minutes or even permanently. Google’s new app is currently in the beta phase and is available only to users in the Philippines.
”Triangle is a new app being tried out in the Philippines that helps you better manage your data usage and block unwanted background data, ” the search giant says.
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To use the app, all you need to do is grant it the necessary permissions, including allowing it to create a VPN, and then you are all set to track and manage your mobile data, notes The Next Web.
Google’s Triangle app will be very useful for users on limited data plans, as it will help prevent hungry apps from eating away their data while running in the background without your knowledge. The app will also help users earn additional data in the form of carrier rewards for trying recommended apps. However, the rewards are currently limited to a couple of carriers in the Philippines.
Making life easier for users
Managing mobile data is a major issue users face globally, especially in emerging markets. Thus, Google’s new app for tracking and managing mobile data will be of great use. Though many smartphones offer built-in support for tracking and managing mobile date, Google’s app will make the process easier for users by offering everything under one app, notes BGR.
Prior to this app, Google added a Data Saver mode to Chrome for Android and iOS in 2015. It also added built-in data-saver controls in a few handsets, like the Data Saver feature in the Pixel phones. However, the Triangle app goes above and beyond these features.
“Triangle, by comparison, offers more fine-grained control over your applications compared to what’s provided within Pixel,” says TechCrunch.
Though Google has not made any formal announcement about the app, it has received attention on online forums since last month. It must be noted that it is an official Google product and not one from its internal incubator, Area 120. Google started experimenting with the Triangle app in April, notes TechCrunch.
As of now, there is no information from Google about the app’s global release. However, the app is available to sideload from APKMirror.
When asked about its future plans for the app, Google told TechCrunch: “We’re currently doing tests in the Philippines on ways to help users better manage their mobile data. We have nothing further to announce at this time.”