Google’s Triangle app can help you preserve your data every month
Now undergoing testing in the Philippines, Triangle lets you see exactly how much data you’re using and which apps are demanding the biggest shares of it.
While Triangle is now only available in the Philippines, but I would not be surprised to see Google expand Triangle to much of the developing world. This is particularly useful in situations where you have say a news app that needs to connect to the Internet for a few times in a day to grab all news articles. We’ve had features such as Data Saver make their way into the official Google Chrome web browser and some select devices already enjoy inbuilt data-saving features, such as the Data Saver available for Google Pixel and Pixel XL users.
The new data-management app from Google is called Triangle, and with it, the search giant is experimenting ways to allow users – especially those in emerging markets – the power to view and control each app and its data consumption.
As noted, this Triangle app can be used to determine how each individual app uses data. You will also be able to check out the remaining data balance as well as see which apps are using the most data on your phone. If your monthly data allowance is limited, you can then simply click on those apps and decide to block them completely from using further data or allow them to run for either 10 minutes or 60 minutes.
Jokes apart though, Google has always been attempting to save its users data for them.
That being said the data back aspect of the app is sure to upset the net neutrality balance and it’s still not known how Google will tackle this. Yet another downside is that if you kill background data access to the apps the notifications will stop working.
If you are located in the Philippines and want to try out this app, you may download it here. What Google’s plans are for Triangle are unknown at present, but we should know more after the current testing is complete. Our best guess is that the data is provided by Globe and Smart through a deal with Google, but we can’t confirm that at this time.