Is Datally dead? Google’s data saving app disappears from the Play Store

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Has Google just killed yet another app? Datally, the company’s data-saving app, is no longer available on the Play Store.

Android Police spotted its absence on Wednesday, and we can confirm it’s also no longer listed for download in South Africa.

The app was by no means one of Google’s popular apps, but it did help users on mobile networks to “understand, control, and save” data.

It was first made available on Android 5.0 Lollipop back in 2017, but it won’t be compatible with Android 10. Considering that more OEMs are now rolling out Google’s latest mobile OS update to their devices, the firm may be culling Datally sooner rather than later.

It’s just all so abrupt though. Of course, it could also be a case of a temporary disappearance.

Earlier this week, WhatsApp disappeared from the Play Store for some users, but returned a few hours later.

Nevertheless, Google is known for killing products that aren’t massively successful. The likes of Reply, Inbox and Google Trips have all been axed in the past 12 months.

Feature image: Google Datally

Andy Walker, former editor


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