Samsung launches data-saving and privacy-protecting Samsung Max app for Android

Samsung launches data-saving and privacy-protecting Samsung Max app for Android

If you remember Opera Max, it was a great way to keep track of what apps were using data in the background and providing you with some level of privacy.

If you're familiar with Opera Max, this one is nearly similar.

Samsung today launched a new app called Samsung Max, that claims to save mobile data and protect your privacy.

As the name suggests, Data Saving Mode is all about helping you use less data and potentially save money with your wireless carrier bill. Among the ways that the application can help reduce user's data consumption is by compressing the images, videos, music files, and web pages that consumers access on their browsers and applications. If you often carry out your work using public Wi-Fi, the app's "privacy feature" will encrypt the data when it is sent through Wi-Fi networks that are open and non-secure. This makes the two features accessible to more of the Samsung users. Another feature of the application is the Ultra Apps, which load the mobile website version of popular social media sites that were optimized by Samsung's servers. In the same vein, there is Samsung Max' data-savings cloud access to make data usage efficient and secure from third-party services.

Those with a compatible Samsung device will receive the new Samsung Max update automatically if they have Opera Max installed, and the app will also come preloaded on some devices in India, Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, and Vietnam.

While the Samsung Max by default serves ads, you can choose whether to view ads inside the app or on the lock screen only while your device is plugged in and charging.

"At Samsung, we've been committed to creating inclusive data saving and privacy protection services for all our devices", said Seounghoon Oh, Vice President Samsung R&D Institute India.

Samsung Max can be installed on selected Samsung devices by downloading the app from the Google Play Store or from the Galaxy Apps store starting on February 23, 2018.

It seems that Samsung has taken upon itself to bring the app from the dead. "Because of this, we are now introducing Samsung Max to our mid-range devices as an exclusive and unique service that sets Samsung devices apart from the rest of the smartphone market", he added.