Google bans Android apps that display ads on lock screen

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"Photo Editor - Beauty Camera & Photo Filters" topped Google's list of the top five most popular new apps this year, followed by "What the Forecast?!" and "Boomerang".

In conference, Dhwani Shah, product manager of Google's Next Billion Users team, said that the objective of this application is to help people save up to 30% of their mobile data consumption because in many countries there is still confusion of the data administration registered by their devices and the one that they receive from their service providers. It's able to see how much data your phone is using to stay connected, and alert you to apps that consume more than the amount with which you're comfortable, granting you the ability to cut their access off with a single tap. Do a search and you'll find tons of help threads of users asking why their lock screen is suddenly different, and others guessing at which app could be the culprit.

Google has just launched a new app called Datally, and it promises to save on mobile data bills.

Tests of the app in the Philippines had shown that Datally could help users save up to 30 percent on their data, Google said.

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Along with showing real-time smartphone data use, Datally reveals which apps are involved and lets people stop them as they wish. The app also offers personalized recommendations and tips on how to trim down data consumption. The latest update adds additional protections in the forms of user warnings against Android apps that collect user and device data without permission. It will also be recommending ways in cutting down the data usage that's based on your usage activity and will suggest you nearby connections on Wi-Fi for your phone to be connected.

Nobody really wants that, which is why Google's now banned apps that try to sneak in ads onto your lockscreen from the Play Store.

You can manage apps individually, granting some access to your mobile data while restricting data use in other apps.

"It's like a speedometer for your data", Google said.

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