HTC's Boost+ app promises to optimize any Android device, lands April 14th in the Play Store

HTC's Boost+ app promises to optimize any Android device, lands April 14th in the Play Store

Although the new HTC 10 is clearly stealing the spotlight at the moment, HTC's new flagship smartphone isn't the only new product that HTC unveiled at its special event earlier today. To go along with the HTC 10, the company has also unveiled the HTC Boost+, an app that's marketed as the perfect way of optimizing and decluttering your Android device. Yep, you've read that right: HTC's new app is compatible with all Android devices running at least Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The HTC Boost+ app is essentially an enhanced memory cleaner app. Like most apps in this category, Boost+ will remove unnecessary data from the internal storage. Included here are cache files, temporary files, app installers, and even advertising trackers. Furthermore, HTC Boost+ also comes with a "smart boost" feature that frees up RAM memory in an attempt to, well, boost performance. 

Unfortunately, all signs point out that RAM cleaner apps don't really improve the overall performance of Android devices, meaning that we'll reserve further judgment on this feature until we get the chance to test out the app for ourselves.

So far, HTC Boost+ doesn't appear to be a very interesting app. However, going beyond the memory cleaning features, the app also boasts some intriguing privacy and app management features. For one, Boost+ can lock specific apps behind a passcode or a fingerprint, which can turn out to be incredibly useful if you want to keep your social media profiles hidden from prying eyes.

Boost+ can notify you when it detects that you're not using certain apps. If you're the type of user that often installs apps and then forgets about them, then this HTC Boost+ feature is a way of managing storage space waste.

Another notable feature is a dashboard that displays information on available storage space and your device's RAM consumption.

HTC said that Boost+ will launch in the Google Play Store on April 14. As previously mentioned, the app will be compatible with all devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer, not just HTC devices.


What do you guys think of the HTC Boost+ app? Will you be testing out the privacy and app management features when the app lands in a couple of days?

source: Engadget

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16 Comments

1. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Will this make my Samsung run as fast as HTC? jk. good job by HTC for releasing this to the rest

2. torr310

Posts: 1626; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I guess this app would be more or less like the Clean Master app, right?

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

At least, Boost+ comes from a reliable company.. I don't trust Clean Master... It used my front-facing cameras many times and claimed that was an attempt to invade my phone, so I do need to install their anti-virus. I immediately uninstalled it.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I'll try it out, w.e Htcs back y'all

4. Boybawang

Posts: 204; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

the same as CleanMaster but maybe without the annoying ads?

14. Alter

Posts: 218; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

I think one of the pictures shows an ad in this app. The yellow "photos is locked" screenshot.

5. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Samsung Smart Manager(i guess they internally uses clean master) does these stuff already. Even in my 2 year old Note 4.

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

How is it? Does it lag the device?

8. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

What is lag?

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

It comes equipped with every android phone..

12. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

*It comes equipped with every phone.. There. Fixed it for ya.

9. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

Nope. It performs great

15. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Even on my 3 yrs old (retired) S4.

11. Awaragardiyan unregistered

MIUI inbuilt Security app beats all

13. mattob2443

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

All previous HTC android phone sorta feature half of this already. There is a spot under (Settings-Storage-MAKE MORE SPACE) On my m8 I would go in and do this weekly. Kept my 2GB of ram running strong as it got rid of misc. BS that had cluttered my device but did it clean looking and friendly way. I used to be an HTC fanboy. Let's see if they win me back.

16. sbinn

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It can be downloaded from playstore now. It works pretty good in my Nexus device. Smart Boost is excellent. I can replace my another Chinese cleaning app now.

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