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Onavo Launches Android Beta App, Should Help Reduce the Amount of Data You Consume

Not that this will affect any of the current Verizon users in the building, but just in case you wanted to see how much data each of your apps was using, Onavo has a beta app for you to test.  This new service can apparently funnel all of your data through Onavo’s own compression technology which can greatly reduce the amount you use – in some instances doubling or tripling the life of your data package.  I have no idea if this app can do what it claims it can do, but it has been available on iOS for a couple of months now and received great praise.  I’m personally interested to see what this app can do, especially with all this tiered data plan talk lately.  Who wouldn’t love to save up to 80% on a tiered data plan? 

Only 500 slots available in this beta program, so get over there in a hurry.

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Via:  Onavo, Limitless Droid

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  • Anonymous

    If the app simply acts like a network monitor to see how much data is being sent to each app BY ITSELF..that would be something id get. But to trust a company ive never heard of to route all my usually un or little encrypted  app data (app devs suck on this) through their servers and do who knows what with it….? no thanks.

  • Granted

    Did you say you had it on your iPhone Kellogs? Yeah that’s what I thought I heard you say.

  • Ryan R

    Hey guys, I hope you can help me out here. I have been patiently waiting for the Galaxy S2 to land on Verizon but with the new pricing taking effect on the 7th I can no longer wait. I’m coming from a BlackBerry so I’ve been itching to get on Android for a long time. So looks like I’m going to have to buy a phone in the next two weeks. So my question is T-bolt or Charge. I’m leaning towards the T-bolt because I really don’t like the Charge but I’m apprehensive about the battery life on the T-bolt but Gingerbread should straighten things up right?

    • Anonymous

      My Tbolt gets 2 days of battery with medium useage.  I turn off the background data services and its golden

    • Kaufkin

      remember, as long as you have the unlimited plan now, you can keep it. you don’t NEED to switch now.

      • Ryan R

        Right. The thing is I am going to add a line to my Family Share account so I can upgrade. There are no upgrades available on my plan until Feb of next year and I’ve had my current phone for just about 2 years so I kind of got screwed out of the upgrade. There’s no way I’m going to wait so I just going to add a line for an extra 10 bucks until I can cancel my current #

        • Anonymous

          Best idea, go down to your local Verizon store and play with them, it’s the only real way to get a feel for which one you’ll prefer.  I do think the Thunderbolt is better but its battery life is just poor.  You could also get a bigger battery for it though.  Honestly, if you can wait about a month longer that’s about when the Bionic will be coming out.

  • http://twitter.com/dlindhurst Dave

    There is a lot to consider before trying out this service. Privacy becomes a concern because all of your data is being routed through a single service. Unless the data is encrypted, there is potential for misuse. Battery life becomes a concern because there is extra processing power used to compress and decompress (and possibly encrypt and decrypt) the data streams, though this may be mitigated by spending less time sending a receiving data. Throughput is also a concern because every proxy I’ve ever used slows down my data connection. They become a bottleneck especially during periods of high network usage.

    Perhaps the developer can weigh in with some comments?

    • DroidzFX

      Im not a developer but I do know networking and you are hitting it right on the head.

  • Anonymous

    Have unlimited, but looks like that is going away from everyone not on Sprint… so best be prepared

  • Anonymous

    I have unlimited and don’t feel like having another company data mining my information.

  • Scott

    This is fascinating, but I hope people speak with their wallets before signing new customer contracts with Verizon.

  • http://www.ItsTechKnowledgy.com Colin S.

    Signed up…I’d love to try this for international use.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ben.beamer Ben Beamer

    When you consider the fact that most of the “data” that I consume comes in the form of advertisements and search results that I never asked for, it is wrong to charge me for data on the android system.  Remember, Google’s business model is to imbed advertising so that the end user gets most products at a free or reduced price.

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      *embed.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ben.beamer Ben Beamer

    When you consider the fact that most of the “data” that I consume comes in the form of advertisements and search results that I never asked for, it is wrong to charge me for data on the android system.  Remember, Google’s business model is to imbed advertising so that the end user gets most products at a free or reduced price.

  • Gahawn

    Signed up. Even with an unlimited plan if the data packets are 80% smaller that means faster throughput doesn’t it?

  • Anonymous

    I’m also unlimited (and hopefully for the foreseeable future), but I’m curious as to how much data I’m actually using within each particular app. I’m signing up.

  • Anonymous

    Signing up right spankin’ now!

  • Dwd3885

    Sweet! Signed up!

    • Royalty

      Could anyone post the apk?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I’ll try it. I don’t need to throttle data – I have unlimited –  but like the idea of a clean interface that shows each apps data use.

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

      Agreed.  I’m curious to see where my data goes.

    • Droid1294

      that’s why i’m using it too

    • Anonymous

      Yes, also have unlimited, but would also like to see how much data each of my apps use on a daily basis. Sounds cool!

    • Jared Kirk

      ZDBox does this also

  • http://profiles.google.com/jeremy.sheehan Jeremy Sheehan

    Meh…  I’ve got an unlimited plan