New Samsung Max App Saves data and Protects your Privacy


"We developed Samsung Max to give users premium security features for added safety and peace of mind". The app will offer recommendations for ways to save data in order to extend your data plan as well as ensuring your privacy in public WiFi areas.

Samsung has revealed that it's taking over the duties on Opera Max, giving it a new name in the process.

Samsung Max will monitor the data an app uses to highlight those that are consuming the most bandwidth. This data saving app has returned, and it's now called Samsung Max. Besides, it also lets users control which apps can consume data in the background and which ones cannot. It achieves this by compressing images and video as well as music files and web pages where possible.

On the other hand, Privacy Protection Mode gives users a one-tap solution that protects them with encryption, tracker blocking, and a DNS mask when using public/unsecured Wi-Fi networks.

Samsung stated that the app is designed taking the "popular features" from the company's "Make in India" program to offer "locally relevant and beneficial software and hardware". These three features also offer privacy benefits on mobile networks, which enables Samsung Max to offer privacy protection on Mobile or Wi-Fi across all of your apps. Hence, if you are a non-Samsung user, you are better off downloading some other data saving app. You can check whether it is compatible with your Galaxy handset by visiting Google Play or Galaxy App store. "All over the world, data has become a commodity, but many plans are simply still too expensive for consumers that want to get the most out of the latest technology built into their devices", said Seounghoon Oh, Vice President Samsung R&D Institute India. The app will come pre-installed on certain devices in developing nations including Argentine, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam. No details are available as to whether Samsung paid anything for the app, but given that Opera was going to shutter the service anyway, it's likely Samsung paid very little - if anything - to take it over.