Sunday, 10 December, 2017

Google bans Android apps that sneak in ads on your phone's lockscreen

Google's New Tool To Stop Smartphone Apps From Consuming Extra Mobile Data Google bans Android apps that sneak in ads on your phone's lockscreen
Theresa Hayes | 02 December, 2017, 08:11

While smartphones seemed ubiquitous, it was common for them to be in "airplane mode", severing connections to networks out of fear of runaway mobile data costs, according to product manager Josh Woodward.

The Datally application has four key features such as the Data Saver, Data Server Bubble, Personalized Alerts and Wi-fi Finder.

Datally is an initiative of Google's Next Billion Users division that aims to make Internet services more accessible even in countries with limited technology infrastructure.

The app has already been tested in Philippines where it has managed to get around half a million users.

"It's like a speedometer for your data", Google said.

This new policy of Google that bans apps displaying ads on the lock screen is great for the Android users as it will not only free them from the annoying ads but also improve the security.

Secondly, it also help users block background data usage and track real-time data usage while using each of the apps.

Google is unfolding another simple and stylish Android app that is designed for helping people in managing one of the key functions of their handset- the data usage, in this case.

Datally shows you how much data you've used over the course of your day, week or month.

The Wi-Fi finder, on the other hand, helps the user find a "reliable" wi-fi nearby as some wants to use more data than they have on their mobile plans, such as when they want to watch HD videos.

The Datally app provides you the information on the consumption of bandwidth. But, what if we tell you that you no longer have to worry about apps stealing your additional data? Over time, Datally will learn your usage patterns and offer more recommendations to save data.

Google on Friday announced that "Dear Zindagi" is the most popular movie of the year on Google Play in India, followed by strong female characters-dominated movies "Moana" and "Wonder Woman".