HTC prepping phone cleaner Boost+ to pump up the performance of your Android phone and extend battery life

HTC prepping phone cleaner Boost+ to pump up the performance of your Android phone and extend battery life
There are a ton of free apps in the Google Play Store from third-party developers that promise to clean out the inside of your phone from all of the things that slow it down, shorten your battery life, and basically make your handset the lagging, frustrating device that it has turned into. And while the Android OS can usually take of such problems on its own, a handset manufacturer is getting into this space.

HTC is currently prepping a phone cleaner called Boost+ that is being tested via the company's preview program. Available for both HTC branded and non-HTC branded Android phones, Boost+ handles all of the usual suspects involved in the slowing of a phone's performance. That means cleaning the cache and RAM. Apps can be locked, although we should point out that HTC is trying to monetize Boost+ by selling ads for the lock screen.

Most of these cleaners actually work in reverse. Boost + recommends that nearly every app running in the background be closed to preserve battery life. But if you are constantly using one of these apps, the constant cycle of closing and opening heavily used apps will actually kill your battery instead of saving it. Besides, Doze on Android 6.0 handles apps running in the background by closing these apps once your phone has been inactive.

And that is a perfect example of what we mean about Android taking care of these issues on its own. Still, if it gives you a psychological boost to believe that an app you just downloaded is improving your battery life and making your phone run faster, what is the harm (except to your mental health)?

Since Boost+ is being tested, you will have to wait for a public beta or the launch of the app. That is, if it ever comes to that. Meanwhile, screenshots of Boost+ can be viewed by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: AndroidPolice

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18 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Do these apps useful? Samsung, LG all have one as well.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No, they're pretty useless. Anything useful will get cleaned up and need to reload when needed while the bloat just reloads a minute after being cleared.

12. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Clearing cache is good since 90% of it is junk. Clearing RAM on the other hand does more harm than good. By cache, I don't mean the hardware cache on the chip, just the junk app data stored on internal storage.

14. Shocky unregistered

Yes, they are useful as Android is horrible at managing the use of data by background applications. This is one of the most annoying things about Android which Google need to sort out. Nothing worse than after a few hours in work realising some app has just nuked 40% of your battery because you forgot to close it properly and Android just let it sit there using your data for 3 hours straight.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung needs apps like this.

6. maherk

Posts: 6880; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Your brain needs apps like these as well.

9. Jairus24

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

Yeah they need it because they don't have the Smart Manager yet. /s

15. Shocky unregistered

It's an Android issue in general, but Samsung does need this. Bigger battery's in newer phones helps but it's not fixing the issue.

3. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Great another useless feature, no wonder Apple is miles ahead.

8. aho13

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I wouldn't say miles ahead , it just like saying mercedes is miles away from BMW . Apple , Samsung , HTC and Android as whole they offer the same experience overall . You are not comparing airplanes to cars . And if you mean it in another way I don't see apple leading in any thing , it is just offering a proper smartphone that do things pretty well , nothing fancy ! No boom sound like HTC ,no Amoled like samsung , no features compared to android , even 3D touch is in android . So no miles a head it is just a comptetion . Actually if you do not own at least one android device you are missing a lot , but if you don't own an iphone . You will not be missing any thing .

5. aspleme

Posts: 30; Member since: May 18, 2014

Why do they keep coming up with these apps? Don't people learn?

16. Shocky unregistered

Clearly you haven't learnt anything.

7. aho13

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I think android should come with root access , to disable anything you want with some instructions when killing each app or service . For example HTC has too much useless apps that can not be disabled , some apps requires to buy accessories for it work and yet it runs in background. Apps like Calender ,music player,HTC dot views , Help ,setup etc ..it comes to you personal perference , most of people do not need an app called help that sync data in background even if it is only 0.5% usage , maybe that is the problem . Maybe apple is better by don't letting you know what is runnig ,or giving you the option so you will have mental peace and accept that you can't do anything about it , the problem is that android lets you control and makes you never satisfied and always wanting that extra 10% Battery , performace gain , even if they made android phone to last double an Iphone , people will not be happy knowing that there alaways some way to save some extra . While on apple side you will be happy and accept that it dosen't do more

10. redmd

Posts: 1937; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

My current solution is Greenify + Doze.

17. Shocky unregistered

Doze isn't aggressive enough.

11. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

SD Maid pro

13. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Smart manager is actually great, I don't use it for clear RAM but clearing unwanted storage is great

18. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Google and OEM's needs to keep an option of an unstiall apps that don't need it (all apps) not only disabled. At the moment the best way to remove bloat and isles apps root.

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