Samsung has released a new data and privacy Android app offering mobile data savings as well as privacy management. Dubbed Samsung Max, the app is developed by Samsung R&D Institute India and is available to download for free on Google Play and Galaxy App Store for select Galaxy devices.
The app will come preloaded on all Galaxy A and Galaxy J series mobiles in a handful of rising markets, including Nigeria, Argentina, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Vietnam, South Africa, and India. The new data and privacy Android app replaces the recently discontinued app namely Opera Max. Users currently making use of this app should find that it automatically updates to Samsung Max.
Samsung Max app offers forefront data compression service letting you cut down on data consumption from your installed apps. It also comes with the ability to block background data and data access for any app. The new data and privacy Android app compresses images, videos, web pages, and media within app and browser to reduce data consumption. What’s more, it allows you to handle data permissions for particular apps and customize data consumption for existing apps saving your mobile data for other useful tasks.
Other than data savings and data compression functionalities, Samsung launches new data and privacy app for Android to endow users with regular reports allowing them to see which of their favorite apps are eating up the most of their data limit. The mobile app includes a boost WiFi feature that is touted to strengthen connectivity even in a congested WiFi hotspot or at a weak signal area.
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The South Korean smartphone entrepreneur provides a set of security-centric features too. Primarily, the new data and privacy Android app not only compresses but also encrypts all the network traffic that runs from your app using Samsung’s in-house servers. The Company claims that it has been employing a ‘bank-grade’, secure network experience. By the same token, there’s Samsung Max’s data-saving cloud access to make the usage more efficient and secure from third-party services.
The new data and privacy Android app incorporates a bunch of features such as DNS masking and tracker blocking to provide a secured web browsing experience. You’re also able to view privacy reports to see how the app adds security to other apps as well as network connections.
Despite the fact that the new data and privacy Android app serves ads by default, you can choose whether to see ads inside the app or on the lock screen only while your device is plugged in and charging. It’s worth notable that the Samsung Max app is currently incompatible with devices except the eligible Samsung handsets.
Along with the new data and privacy Android app, there’s one another news from Samsung. Pre-orders for Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will begin on March 2 and the phones officially go on sale March 16. Samsung has finally unveiled the long-awaited Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones.
It has been reported that Samsung Galaxy S9 aims for Google’s camera throne. It features 12MP rear camera and 8MP f/1.7 front camera. In case you go for the costlier and more powerful Plus model, you’ll get a secondary telephoto camera.
While all features and specifications are great, the camera is the heart of the S9, endeavoring to up the ante in both software and hardware. The feature that is the cynosure of all eyes is the variable aperture, which opens up to f/1.5 for low light images and closes to f/2.4 for sharper images in the daytime. You can even see the physical aperture changing in case you look at the lens closely.
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