Samsung has announced Samsung Max. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s Opera Max, resurrected. Samsung Max brings many of the features that Opera Max used to include such as data saving mode. While Samsung says that the application is available for select Samsung devices, it’s also confirmed to work on third-party devices running Android Nougat.
Seounghoon Oh, Vice President of Samsung R&D Institute India, said:
“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. With Samsung Max, our users in every corner of the globe now have increased autonomy and control over their data usage and privacy in an era of rising security threats, fraudulent apps and user profiling.”
Samsung plans to include Samsung Max on all Galaxy A and Galaxy J series smartphones to users in India, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Thailand, and Vietnam. Owners of other Samsung devices will be able to get the app from the Google Play and Galaxy App stores.
While Samsung hasn't mentioned third-party devices, the app is confirmed to be working on a HomTom HT50 with no problems. Users still running Opera Max will receive an automatic upgrade to Samsung Max starting today.