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Project Fi app adds real-time data usage info for Android 7.0 Nougat users

Google's Project Fi network service has added a feature for Android 7.0 Nougat users that allows them to get real-time data usage updates on their phone.

Published onOctober 31, 2016


If you are using Google’s Project Fi wireless service, and if your phone has at least Android 7.0 Nougat installed, you can now get some more accurate info on how much data your device is using. Google revealed today that a server-side update has enabled real-time data uses with the Project Fi app.

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According to a post on Reddit by the company’s community manager, subscribers must have at least version K.2.7.20 of the Project Fi app installed to check out the real-time data usage info. It’s available on both the main app screen, or you can check it out via the data usage home screen widget.

In addition to overall data usage info, the update also lets users see which apps are using the most data on their device. This might come in handy if you are on a plan with a limited amount of data, so you can close apps that might be using a lot of your bandwidth but which might not be ones that you are currently interacting with at the time. The app will also sent out an alert if your data usage reaches a certain threshold. You also have the option of going into your phone’ settings so when it reaches a certain data cap, any cellular data on your phone will turn off automatically.

It’s actually very cool that Google has added such a handy way to keep track of your Project Fi data. If you are subscribed to the service, what do you think of this new feature?

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