Google's Triangle app can help you preserve your data every month

Google's Triangle app can help you preserve your data every month
If apps running in the background are consuming too much data each month, Google has a new app called Triangle that might help you. No, this has nothing to do with the offensive set favored by NBA coach Phil Jackson, who was just fired today as president of the New York Knicks. This is actually an app being tested by Google in the Philippines which shows you which apps are eating you out of house and home with their data consumption.

In addition, Triangle also acts as a "Data Saver" by limiting certain apps from going online for more than 10 minutes or 30 minutes at a time. All of this information can already be obtained by Android users manually. But for those not too knowledgeable about their handset, or who want all of this information in one place, Triangle is a useful app to install.

Two pre-paid carriers in the Philippines, Global and Smart, allow subscribers to track their remaining monthly pre-paid data balance through the app. Subscribers can ever earn free data that can be credited to their account by visiting or downloading certain websites.

What Google's plans are for Triangle are unknown at present, but we should know more after the current testing is complete.


source: Triangle via TechRadar

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8 Comments

1. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

"Triangle also acts as a "Data Saver" by limiting certain apps from going online for more than 10 minutes or 30 minutes at a time" If only they had an option to bar an app from internet access altogether until user permits.

2. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Isn't there an option in the data usage page of every app to restrict WiFi/cellular data access, be it in the background or both background and foreground?

5. Fellwalker

Posts: 530; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Like Facebook! My phone is constantly warning me it is on again and using power, and offers to close it. But next time I open my phone, there it is again.

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

Facebook is one of the most notorious data/power hogging apps. Get rid of it and access fb via your browser.

8. Charlie_boy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

Or you can turn off FB's background data access. Then turn off all FB notification. Now your FB app, consumes data just like a browser.

3. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

I wonder, how much data this app will take? Just a gig maybe? My plan is 28gig a month.

4. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

I guess this is for those "stock android" fans because most oem skins already have this feature. At least miui and zenui do.

6. Fellwalker

Posts: 530; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Can it prevent Android OS and Google Backup Transport? They are the worst two for data usage every month.

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