Google's new Android app helps users better understand and manage data usage

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Google has launched Datally, an app which helps users track their mobile data usage and reduce data consumption.

The app helps you understand your data, and provides usage details on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis. But if you're anxiously awaiting the days data doesn't cost you your left kidney, Google's new app Datally could make your life a little easier. The app lets users view the total amount of consumed data by other apps on users' smartphones with letting them turn off or on data within those apps.

Google has been testing Datally in the Philippines and says the app has over 500,000 users.

Depending on the version of Android you're using Datally does replicate some of the features that are built into Google's mobile operating system.

The software can also point you in the direction of nearby Wi-Fi hotspots, as well as blocking background activity completely. Suddenly, you find that all your mobile data has vanished into thin air without your knowledge. The interface for Datally is simply more obvious and helps spell things out, throwing in a few helpful extras for good measure. On the horizon are balance checking and balance expiration reminders as well as proactive usage warnings and controls.

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One of Datally's abilities is real-time tracking of data usage while using an app, or multiple apps.

Apps frequently use data in the background for updating content and information.

Understand Data Usage: First, the app allows users to understand their data usage.

The latest service is a part of Google's Next Billion Users division through which Google wants to make internet services more accessible to people in countries where technical support is not as fast or affordable as in the United States or Western Europe. A lot of them offer options to turn off a feature or service to lessen needed data to load. Once installed, the app conducts an audit on the apps you're running on your smartphone to find out what kind of data they're consuming.